The Carolina Reaper aka HP22B Pepper

According to recent comments by Pepper Joe the Carolina Reaper, also known as the HP22B, will be announced via press releases on Labor Day 2012. The Carolina Reaper was grown / created by Ed Currie.

Carolina Reaper seeds
will go on sale that day and according to Joe Puckerbutt Pepper Company and Pepper Joe’s will be the exclusive seed vendors.

Since news of the Carolina Reaper (named via a contest) first broke there have been some interesting discussions, skepticism and disagreements. Everything from testing methods to lineage has been questioned and the scrutiny was heightened given the timing of some of the discussions was right on the heels on the moruga scorpion claiming to have set new heat records.

Since I last posted about the Carolina Reaper / HP22B a few other people have given them a try.

Lastly, here are links to other articles and discussions about the Carolina Reaper / HP22B pepper. Enjoy!

HP22B Information
Is the HP22B the new hottest pepper in the world?
HP22B and Primo
Michigan Chris eats HP22B
Smokin’ Ed Talks Peppers With Chili Heads
HP22B AKA the Carolina Reaper Pepper New rolls out
Interview With Ed Currie of Pucker Butt Pepper Company
Where to Buy Carolina Reaper Seeds
Is locally grown “Carolina Reaper” the world’s hottest pepper?
Carolina Reaper
HP22B alias Carolina Reaper next World Hottest Chili?
World’s Hottest Chile Pepper? – HP22B Edition
Pepper Joe Claims a New Hottest Pepper is Coming
The World’s HOTTEST Pepper: Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper
Press Release : The PuckerButt Pepper Company Announces the World’s Hottest Pepper
Review of the HP22B Chile Pepper AKA Carolina Reaper, a Contender for the Hottest Chile Pepper in the World
Carolina Reaper (HP22B) Community Grow
New Hottest Chile…Carolina Reaper?

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20 Responses to The Carolina Reaper aka HP22B Pepper

  1. I’ve been watching this pepper from the start and very excited to see it got the title it deserved!

    It is most definitely the hottest pepper i’ve ever had!

  2. Steven Podhaski says:

    I just bought some Carolina Reaper seeds and will start to grow them when they arrive in the mail . I am really looking forward to growing them . Any ideas , on how to make them hotter ?

    • pepperseed says:

      Just grow them like any other…they will be so freakin’ hot you don’t need to try and make them any hotter.

  3. Startoker says:

    Beware of pepper Joe’s! In fact beware of most seed companies who are selling Carolina Reaper seeds. They assume that everyone is stupid and will accept anything that is hot. This is the second time that I’ve been ripped off when trying to buy reaper seeds. The seed companies slap the name of the most popular hot pepper on whatever they have on hand so they can sell the seeds at top dollar. Seeds Direct sent me habaneros, Pepper Joe’s sent 7 pot bubblegums. Don’t even think of trying to get a refund. They will send you more seeds and laugh when you wind up with something other than what you wanted again.

  4. Pepper Joe says:

    Hi Startoker and thanks for being a customer. I will gladly refund your money. Send me your order number to I am deeply sorry to hear that you’re not satisfied with your Reaper Pods. However, the Reaper has been out for 3+ years and there are Tens of thousands of satisfied customer. You can see many over at Dave’s garden. Check out our FB page and scroll over the months and you’ll actually see many, many pictures of awesome pods. [] And we receive a ton more of perfect Carolina Reaper Pods by email. But the most important customer to you….is well… you. I’ll toss in a FREE pack of Carolina Reaper seeds too as well as some freebie pods.
    Thanks again and Great Gardening,
    Pepper Joe

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