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Top Ten Hottest Peppers

Carolina Reaper 2,200,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper 2,200,000 SHU

By Grow Hot Peppers Leave a Comment As I wrote in my last post, the Carolina Reaper rates at 2,200,000 SHU That's pretty dang hot, which is why it feels strange to wonder about even hotter peppers.

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Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 2,009,231 SHU
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 2,009,231 SHU

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 2,009,231 SHU. Straight from the depths of hell, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend, AKA Moruga Scorpion, is a rare sought after pepper that was only just recently discovered. Native to the lands of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago. Once you take a bite of this formidable pepper the heat never stops building.

#3 – 7 Pot Douglah 1,853,936 SHU
#3 – 7 Pot Douglah 1,853,936 SHU

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7 Pot Primo 1,469,000 SHU
7 Pot Primo 1,469,000 SHU

1,480,000 SHU. Named after horticulturalist and original cultivator Troy ‘Primo’ Primeaux, the 7 Pot Primo pepper was initially created by crossing Naga Morich with the original 7 Pot variety.

#5 – Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” 1,463,700 SHU
#5 – Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” 1,463,700 SHU

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Naga Viper 1,349,000 SHU
Naga Viper 1,349,000 SHU

1,382,118 shu The Naga Viper pepper is a hot chili pepper. In 2011, it was recorded as the "World's Hottest Chili" by the Guinness World Records with a rating of 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), but was surpassed in SHU by several other peppers, such as Pepper X in 2017.

Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) 1,041,427 SHU
Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) 1,041,427 SHU

Ghost Pepper. This is the super hot pepper that started it all. All the way from Assam, India it is the first hot pepper to break the 1 million scoville mark. Now a pepper has to reach 1 million SHU to even get on the top 10 hottest list. Some still think the Ghost Pepper is still the world’s hottest, but it is far from it.

7 Pot Barrackpore ~1,000,000 SHU
7 Pot Barrackpore ~1,000,000 SHU

Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,000,000 - 1,300,000 Jalapeño reference point: 125 to 520 times hotter Origin: Trinidad Products and seeds: 7 Pot Barrackpore on Amazon Coming in bigger and a little hotter than a traditional Trinidad 7 Pot pepper, the 7 Pot Barrackpore sits prevalently among the hottest peppers of the world.

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#1 – The Carolina Reaper 2,200,000 SHU
#1 – The Carolina Reaper 2,200,000 SHU

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#2 – Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 2,000,000 SHU
#2 – Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 2,000,000 SHU

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#4 – 7 Pot Primo 1,473,480 SHU
#4 – 7 Pot Primo 1,473,480 SHU

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#6 – Komodo Dragon 1,400,000 SHU
#6 – Komodo Dragon 1,400,000 SHU

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#7 – Naga Viper 1,382,118 SHU
#7 – Naga Viper 1,382,118 SHU

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#8 – 7 Pot Brain Strain 1,350,000 SHU
#8 – 7 Pot Brain Strain 1,350,000 SHU

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