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Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Capsicum Chinense 'Carolina Reaper'

 

Chilli Pepper 'Carolina Reaper'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 24ins tall. 'Carolina Reaper' is a reputedly the world's hottest chilli - well over 2 million on the Scoville scale. It will readily germinate from the previous year's seed in the following growing season

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plant Features
  • Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Chilli Pepper 'Carolina Reaper'

Latin name

Capsicum Chinense 'Carolina Reaper'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Capsicum Chinense 'Carolina Reaper'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 24ins tall. 'Carolina Reaper' is a reputedly the world's hottest chilli - well over 2 million on the Scoville scale. It will readily germinate from the previous year's seed in the following growing season


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown chillies in the greenhouse border when large enough to handle, about 2ft between plants

 

Propagation by seed in spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in divided trays in early spring under glass in heat. Plant out in greenhouse border when risk of frost is passed.

 
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