This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more

Breeding the World’s Hottest Pepper


Breeding the World’s Hottest Pepper

In the competitive world of hot pepper breeding, one man is smoking the competition. Meet “Smokin’” Ed Currie. He’s the man behind the world’s hottest pepper—the “Carolina Reaper.” For the past three decades, Currie has been pushing the limits of the Scoville scale—breeding hotter and hotter peppers. We went behind the scenes at his South Carolina farm, where he’s bred a number of secret, unreleased specimens that he claims are even hotter than his famous Reaper. You may want to have some milk ready for this one.

#CarolinaReaper #Hot #Spicy


This story is a part of our Flavors series, where we do so much more than play with our food. Come with us as we dive into deliciously different and tastefully off-beat stories in the culinary world.

Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com

Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram:
Make our acquaintance on Facebook:
Give us a shout on Twitter:
Come hang with us on Vimeo:
Visit our world directly:

How This Guy Made the World's Hottest Peppers | Obsessed | WIRED

PuckerButt Pepper Company founder Ed Currie is on a mission to create the world's hottest peppers. Ed is the evil genius who brought the world the Carolina Reaper, one of the hottest hot peppers in existence; but he's not stopping there.

Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►►
Get more incredible stories on science and tech with our daily newsletter:

Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Tradecraft.

WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.

How This Guy Made the World's Hottest Peppers | Obsessed | WIRED

Does The World's Hottest Pepper Repel Mice & Rats? Carolina Reaper. Mousetrap Monday

Does The World's Hottest Pepper (The Carolina Reaper) Repel Mice & Rats?
In this video I continue my quest to find something that will actually repel mice, rats, and other rodents. So far I have tested out Peppermint Oil, Irish Spring Bar Soap, Wolf and Fox Urine, and Dryer Sheets, ultrasonic mouse repellers, electromagnetic mouse repellers, moth balls, and the rodent sheriff spray.
Check out my other Mouse Mythbuster Videos were we try to repel rodents such as mice and rats:
Fox / Wolf Urine:
Dryer Sheets:
Irish Spring Bar Soap for Mice:
Mint Oil:
Rodent Sheriff Spray:
Ultrasonic Pest Repellers:
Electromagnetic Pest Repeller:

Top 10 HOTTEST Peppers on Earth!

7 Pot Barrackpore:
Ghost Pepper:
Naga Viper:
Scorpion “Butch T”:
7 Pot Primo:
7 Pot Douglah:
Moruga Scorpion:
Carolina Reaper:

10. 7 Pot Barrackpore - 1,000,000 SHU
Grown around the town of Chaguanas in Trinidad and Tobago this spherical red pepper has many pepper relatives that grow in this region. Coming in with a lot of heat and a nice fruity flavour, the taste will be enjoyable for some for the first 15 to 20 seconds before the mounting inferno becomes too much.

9. Ghost Pepper - 1,041,427 SHU
Hailing from the northeastern states of India this pepper while commonly called the ghost pepper is also referred to as Bhut jolokia, ghost chili, u-morok, red naga, naga jolokia and ghost jolokia. The reason for the many names of this pepper is that they were given a different name in each region of India they were cultivated.

8. Naga Viper - 1,349,000 SHU
Cultivated in the United Kingdom, the immensely hot and rare Naga Viper pepper is the result of many years of cross pollination. This hybrid pepper hasn’t had the years need to stabilize as its own plant which has led to some production variance of this pepper.

7. Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” - 1,463,700 SHU
Being a guiness world record holder in 2011 the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” pepper, what a name right, was named after it’s scorpion like stinger. Neil Smith of The Hippy Seed Company received the seeds for the pepper from Butch Taylor or “Butch T” the owner of the Zydecro Farms.

6. 7 Pot Primo - 1,469,000 SHU
Weird pepper names don’t stop here with the number 6 pepper on this list. The 7 Pot Primo pepper was created by horticulturist Troy Primeaux. Having a similar appearance to the reaper which further down on this list, the 7 Pot Primo comes with an iconic spiky tail.

5. 7 Pot Douglah - 1,853,936 SHU
Coming with a few claims to fame of it’s own the 7 Pot Doulah pepper was the hottest pepper in the world that isn’t red until the recent birth of the number 1 pepper on this list. The doulah is also known for not only being hot but having excellent flavour to it.

4. Trinidad Morgua Scorpion - 2,009,231 SHU
Looking like a really hot pepper, the Trinidad Morgua Scorpion is a small red wrinkly pepper rocking in at just over 2 million scoville. Just recently discovered this pepper is native to the lands of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago.

3. Carolina Reaper - 2,200,000 SHU
The champion for much time, the Carolina Reaper has been dethroned by not only 1 but 2 peppers now. While still holding the official guinness world record which was set in 2013 and retested in 2018 with an additional 71,000 SHU the Carolina Reaper was designed and cultivated for heat.

2. Dragon’s Breath Chili - 2,480,000 SHU
Created by accident the Dragon’s Breath Chili was first grown in Denbigshire in the UK by fruit farmer Mike Smith. Interestingly enough he was trying to cultivate a remarkable pepper plant for the Chelsea Flower show but ended up with the Dragon’s Breath Chili.

1. Pepper X - 3,18,000 SHU
This pepper was first announced by Smokin’ Ed Currie of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company during filming of a First We Feast youtube episode at the Chelsea Market in New York. Made famous by First We Feast’s youtube show “Hot Ones” pepper X is only available for tasting from their retail site, featuring the last dab hot sauce which is continually sold out.



For copyright matters please contact:

Intro music thanks to Machinmasound:
Rallying the Defense:

#hotpeppers #pepperx #hottestpepper

Growing the Carolina Reaper Pepper Plant

Update: I got some peppers to grow, I tried it in this video, yup it was spicy:

In this video I attempt to grow the Carolina Reaper pepper plant indoors. This was a 5 month endeavour that unfortunately did not provide any viable chili peppers. But I will see how it grows once it can place outside for the summer months.

For those of you who don't know the Carolina Reaper is the hottest pepper plant in the world, at least at the time when this was grown.

There's a New Hottest Pepper and it Might Kill You

Carolina Reaper is no longer the world's hottest pepper--the Dragons Breath pepper smokes it by hundreds of thousands of scovilles. It may also kill you. Kim Horcher breaks it down.

Meet dragon's breath. Its creator expects it to be crowned the world's hottest pepper. That's far hotter than the revered Carolina reaper, which is the current Guinness World Record-holder for hottest chili pepper. In fact, dragon's breath is so intense it could kill you, according to its St. Asaph-based developer Mike Smith.*

*Read more:

NerdAlert is a talk and discussion show for the well-rounded nerd, bringing you tech news, gaming, geek culture and more EVERY DAY of the week with host Kim Horcher and friends. Proudly part of the TYT Network.

►Nerd Alert needs YOU! Please subscribe for more!




How to Breed Peppers - Cross Pollinating to Create a New Variety.

In this video, I'm going to share with you a simple method I use to cross or breed peppers to create a new variety.

My Indoor Setup:

Varieties I'm growing for 2016 Season:
Thai Birds Eye Chili
MOA Scotch Bonnet
Chocolate Scotch Bonnet
Carolina Reaper
Brazilian Ghost

Cross pollinating chilli peppers. and the birth of a new chilli variety!

In this video I share with you the creation of a new pepper, and show you the method I used to do it.

These are some of the things I use in the video to do the cross pollination:
Small Scissors:
Small Containers:

Some links that could be useful:
- Gene Basics (Tomato crossing, but similar to Chillies)

- thechileman guide to crossing peppers

If you would like to support me and my channel, please check out


Any links to products or services may be affiliate links that give me a small kickback at no cost to you, and with no influence on the content. I use to help geo-target, ensuring you are linked to the correct country's Amazon website -- As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Website -
Patreon -
Instagram -
Facebook -
Twitter -
Reddit -

Note: All information provided by ChilliChump is furnished only for educational/entertainment purposes only. You agree that use of this information is at your own risk and hold ChilliChump harmless from any and all losses, liabilities, injuries or damages resulting from any and all claims.

Marines vs. Carolina Reaper pepper

NCO’s decide to do the Carolina Reaper challenge with a few select juniors. Hope you enjoy.

More Challenge videos to come.

How to Grow Peppers - (PROGRESSION) Growing Guide - How to Grow Carolina Reaper Hot Peppers

How to grow peppers series which is how to grow Carolina reaper hot pepper. This is an Growing Guide step by step PROGRESSION VIDEO on growing abundant Carolina Reaper hot pepper in your garden.
Lean how to grow hot peppers, fertilize and harvest. (CLICK BELOW) Check out our other Peppers videos below????

ALL-How To Grow Peppers - (ADVANCED) Complete Growing Guide - Series

How to Grow Carolina Reaper Hot Peppers

How to Grow Peppers in Containers (ADVANCED) Complete Growing Guide - Ozark Giant Sweet Peppers

Chinese 5 color hot pepper

Korean Hot Red Pepper Harvest

How to Grow Sweet Banana Peppers

How to Grow Peppers (Complete Growing Guide) Purple Oda Sweet Peppers

How to Grow Bell Peppers (Complete Growing Guide) Lilac Bell Sweet Peppers

How to Grow Peppers (Complete Growing Guide) Red Bullnose

How to Grow Bell Peppers (Complete Growing Guide) Albino Bullnose Sweet Peppers

How to Grow Peppers (Complete Growing Guide) Violet Sparkle Peppers

How to Start Seeds Indoors, Seed Starter Rack With Grow Light, Plant, Save Pepper Seeds
DIY Indoor Seed Starter Rack with Grow Light

How to Start Pepper Seeds Indoors - Part 1 of 2

How to Save Hot Pepper Seeds

How To Grow Peppers (Complete Growing Guide) Bell Peppers Using Starter Plants

HD How to Make Easy Lacto - Fermentation Peppers Recipe

HD Pickled Peppers ( Quick & Easy ) - Asian Redneck Fusion Cooking Recipes

ABOUT Hollis
Retired as Design Engineer at Huntington Ingalls (shipbuilding over 38 years).
Love to create simple methods, process, diy, tricks and tip to make gardening easy and fun.
Hollis loves and enjoys, gardening over 56 years (since 1961, he was 8 years old)
He own a large successful commercial landscaping business for over 7 years.

Welcome to Hollis and Nancy's Homestead - Proven Advanced methods for growing BIG Harvest and
Varieties of Unusual vegetables, fruit's & foods for new gardeners, seasoned gardeners, homesteaders or anyone seeking a self sufficient, sustainable lifestyle.

You Tube:  

 ????????Please  Pray ???????? for our Homestead, SHARE and LIKE???? 

Use our  Amazon links (FREE to you)
US -
Canada -
United Kingdom -

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn small fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Partner with us by donation: can use Debit or Credit Card thru PayPal

Thank you for partnering with us! Your partnership helps us to continue to provide great content on YouTube. We are grateful!

Acoustic Guitar 1, Word, Back to The Woods by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (

Top 10 Hottest Chili Peppers in the World

???? Facebook:
???? Instagram:
???? Twitter:

Top 10 Hottest Chilli Peppers in the World come from a strange and bizarre combination of other chilli peppers! It is an art, which Pepper Farmers around the world take extremely seriously.

For today’s top 10 list we are counting down the alltime10 hottest chili peppers in the world. From the previous hottest in the world such as the Carolina Reaper, Scorpion Pepper and the Ghost Pepper, to the newest and top most amazingly hottest number 1!

While counting down the list, we will also watch people in pain as they fill up with fire in their mouths as they try and attempt to eat these spicy, mouth scorching chili peppers.

It is pretty funny! Let us know which is your funniest!

Thanks for watching another Top 10 video! If you want to watch more or fancy seeing one of your own videos on our site, give us a visit!


- tedbarrus (
- TheHippySeedCompany (
- Chris Doodson (
- MikeVersusLife (
- CMHK (
- Dean Parvin (
- Bill Moore's Hot & Spicy Reviews (

No copyright is claimed in [Top 10 Hottest Chili Peppers in the World] and to the extent that material may appear to be infringed, DailyTop10s assert that such alleged infringement is permissible under fair use principles in U.S. copyright laws. If you believe material has been used in an unauthorized manner, please contact

me at

The 5 HOTTEST Peppers in the World (Updated for 2020)

So, what are the hottest peppers in the world? Where do they come from, and what do they taste like? You’ll find out everything you want to know — and perhaps quite a bit more —on our Curious Reads list of the five hottest peppers in the world!

Indeed, sometimes eating is for the bravest among us. That is definitely true when it comes to hot peppers.

The heat delivered by peppers’ capsaicin is rated according to Scoville Heat Units on a scale from zero — the green peppers in your salad —to 3,000,000 SHU which is where police departments’ pepper spray falls in the scale. The hottest peppers on Earth fall disturbingly close to the pepper spray end of that spectrum. Here are the five hottest peppers on the planet. The coolest of these rates 1,463,700 SHU. Our list ranges all the way up to 2,200,000 SHU.

Can you handle the blazing heat? Here’s a pro tip: Have a glass of milk on standby.

#HottestPeppers #HottestPeppersintheWorld #CuriousReads

For Copyright Issues, please email

Other Videos You Might Like
Coronavirus Tips To Keep You Safe [67 Tips] -
30 Ways to Tie a SCARF in 2020 -
10 Celebs Currently Rotting in Jail (And The Despicable Reasons Why) -

If you found this video valuable, give it a like.
If you know someone who needs to see it, share it with them.
Leave a comment below with your thoughts.
Add it to your playlist if you want to watch it later.

13 Year Old Eats Worlds Hottest Pepper!

In this video I am eating a dried Carolina Reaper, the worlds hottest pepper. Now the carolina reaper is nearly 2x hotter than the ghost pepper, the old world's hottest pepper. Apparently, a fresh carolina reaper challenge would be even hotter that the dried carolina reaper challenge. So if you guys want me to try a fresh carolina reaper, then tell me in the comments and maybe, just maybe I will do it soon. I am not going to link the world's hottest pepper in this description, because I don't want my viewers to have to eat that like I did. But if you really want the world's hottest pepper, I am sure you could find it. Enjoy, The Worlds Hottest Pepper Challenge!

The Truth About The World's Hottest Peppers

If you're new, Subscribe! →

While there are peppers that will make your curry something special, there are also peppers that can be weaponized, taking hotness to a whole new level. Those dangerously fiery peppers are the ones we're talking about here. Here's the truth about the world's hottest peppers...

It starts with Scoville | 0:17
Infinity war | 0:58
Fear the Reaper | 1:56
Generation X | 2:55
Danger zone | 3:32

Read more here →

Untold Truth
The Untold Truth Of Man V Food

The Untold Truth Of Five Guys

The Truth About Aldi's Really Low Prices

The Untold Truth Of In N Out Burger

The Truth About Red Lobster

The Untold Truth Of Krispy Kreme

Website →
Like us →
Instagram →
Pinterest →

Mashed is the ultimate destination for food lovers. Whether you're just learning how to cook or ready to take your kitchen skills to the next level, Mashed has all the tips and tricks you'll ever need to be a chef… Or at least enough hacks to help you fake it til you make it. We’ve got your back at every step, from grocery shopping smarts to serving a perfectly prepared dish. Would you rather eat out than whip it up yourself? Mashed has all the info you’ll need for that, too — from the best and worst foods to order at your favorite restaurants, to what today’s most popular chefs really have up their sleeves. No matter what kind of foodie you are, Mashed has your recipe for success.

Top 10 World's Hottest Peppers in the WORLD! Is Ghost Pepper #1?

Top 10 World’s Hottest Peppers in the WORLD!
Not everyone can handle the heat from peppers. But some people can eat the hottest or spiciest of foods without even being harmed. But those people have probably never eaten the world’s hottest peppers. Peppers’ heat is rated in a unit called Scoville Heat Unit or SHU, it tells the level of how spicy or hot the pepper is. We have made a list of the world’s Top 10 hottest peppers.
Number 10: Red Savina Habanero (500,000 SHU)
Number 9: 7 Pot Red (Giant), 1,000,000 SHU
Number 8: 7 Pot Barrackpore, Approx. 1,000,000 SHU
Number 7: Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper), 1,041,427 SHU
Number 6: Naga Viper, 1,349, 000 SHU
Number 5: Trinidad Scorpion ‘Butch T’, 1, 463, 700 SHU
Number 4: 7 Pot Primo, 1, 469, 000 SHU
Number 3: 7 Pot Douglah, 1, 853, 936 SHU
Number 2: Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, 2,009,231 SHU
Number 1: Carolina Reaper, 2,200,000 SHU

Facebook -
Twitter -
Pinterest -
Tumblr -

Music by Kevin MacLeod (,
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

The Origins of Fake Blood and the Hottest Pepper In the World

Seeing red doesn't need to be a bad thing. This hue-specific compilation features fake blood, the world’s hottest pepper and millions-upon-millions of migrating crabs.


#red #colors #hue

This story is a part of our Planet Earth series. From mammals to insects and birds to reptiles, we share this great big world with all manner of creatures, large and small. Come with us to faraway places as we explore our great big planet and meet some of its wildest inhabitants.

Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com

Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram:
Make our acquaintance on Facebook:
Give us a shout on Twitter:
Come hang with us on Vimeo:
Visit our world directly:

Pepper X set to break record for world's hottest pepper with 3.18 MILLION Scoville heat units

Pepper X is set to dethrone the Carolina Reaper, the official Guinness World Record holder for the spiciest pepper
It clocks in at a whopping 3.18 million Scoville heat units while the Carolina Reaper only reaches 1.4 to 2.2 million Scovilles
Pepper X is safe for consumption in the The Last Dab hot sauce by Puckerbutt Pepper Company
The first 1,000 bottles of hot sauce sold out in two minutes but is available for pre-order

Read more:

I Ate The Hottest Pepper In The World And This Is What Happened - Challenge

I tasked one of my writers to eat the hottest pepper in the whole world and write up how it all went went in this challenge. So, I present you with a I Ate The Hottest Pepper In The World And This Happened - Challenge


Get access to over 600,000 ready-to-use photos, illustrations, templates, effects, fonts, brushes and more! ►

Facebook ►
Twitter ►



Guys eat world's hottest pepper before jumping out of plane!

Tasting my FIRST pepper cross!

Let's eat something hot! This is my first pepper cross, and I bring you along on the ride. This is a cross between Tasmanian Habanero Brown and Carbonero Orange.

The fertilizer I use:
Similar LED lights to what I use:

The links above are affiliate links for Amazon. Everything you order from these links helps me get more gear and do more gardening for you to enjoy. Thank you so much. :-)

Daves taste test:
The Hippy Seed Company pod review:

Music by:

If you like what I share here on YouTube, you might consider following me on these channels:

Snapchat: cwbrandsdal



Check Also