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Carolina Reaper Pepper. Authentic. 15 Seeds

Carolina Reaper Pepper. Authentic. 15 Seeds

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Carolina Reaper Pepper. World's hottest. USA. Authentic.

15 Seeds

The Carolina Reaper is a superhot chili pepper that is known for its extreme heat. It is the hottest pepper in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. The Carolina Reaper can be grown in both containers and in the ground, but it is important to note that it requires a long growing season and warm weather.

To grow Carolina Reaper peppers from seed:

  1. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date.
  2. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in moist seed starting mix.
  3. Place seeds in a warm, sunny location and keep moist.
  4. Seeds should germinate in 7-14 days.
  5. Once seedlings have two sets of true leaves, transplant them into individual pots.
  6. Harden off seedlings gradually before transplanting them outdoors.

To transplant Carolina Reaper peppers outdoors:

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil.
  2. Amend the soil with compost or manure before transplanting.
  3. Space plants 18-24 inches apart.
  4. Water plants deeply at transplanting.

To care for Carolina Reaper pepper plants:

  • Water plants regularly, especially during hot weather.
  • Fertilize plants every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Mulch around plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Harvest peppers when they are ripe, which is usually 70-85 days after transplanting.

Pests and diseases:

Carolina Reaper pepper plants are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, including aphids, spider mites, whiteflies, and fungal diseases. Inspect your plants regularly for signs of pests and diseases and take appropriate action if necessary.

Harvesting and storage:

Carolina Reaper peppers can be harvested when they are green or red. Ripe peppers will be more flavorful and have a higher heat level. To harvest peppers, simply cut them from the plant with a sharp knife.

Carolina Reaper peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for about a week. They can also be dried or frozen for longer storage.

Uses for Carolina Reaper peppers:

Carolina Reaper peppers are incredibly hot, so they should be used sparingly. They can be added to dishes such as salsas, chili, and stews for a burst of heat. Carolina Reaper peppers can also be used to make hot sauces and other condiments.

Tips for growing Carolina Reaper peppers:

  • Carolina Reaper peppers need full sun to produce the best yields.
  • Carolina Reaper peppers prefer warm weather. They will not tolerate temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Carolina Reaper peppers need well-drained soil. If your soil is heavy clay, you can improve drainage by adding sand or compost.
  • Carolina Reaper peppers are heavy feeders. Fertilize them every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Carolina Reaper peppers are susceptible to blossom end rot. This is a calcium deficiency that can be caused by irregular watering or by a lack of calcium in the soil. To prevent blossom end rot, water your plants regularly and fertilize them with a fertilizer that contains calcium.

Warning: Carolina Reaper peppers are extremely hot and should be handled with care. Wear gloves when handling peppers and avoid touching your eyes or mouth. If you do get pepper juice on your skin, wash it off immediately with soap and water.

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