First ship date is March 22. Free shipping with $35 purchase! Please note: We now ship via UPS.

Current Guiness Book of World Records’ hottest pepper in the world since 2012…

The hottest of the super hots, Smokin’ Eds’s Carolina Reaper is the current Guiness Book of World Records hottest pepper record holder. Tested at 1,569,000 scoville units. One individual fruit tested at 2.2 million. Ouch! Starts small but makes a 4″ bush and produces plenty of 2″ by 2″ bumpy red fruits with a stinger. 90 days. Developed by Ed Currie in South Carolina. The heat in hot peppers can vary according to soil and temperature, so maybe you can grow one even hotter than 2.2 million! We purchase seed from one of the 2 licensed sellers, so you know you are getting the right pepper!

Caution! Please handle these peppers as though they were fire, because they are! Wear gloves and eye protection, and wash your hands with lemon juice before touching anything. Please act responsibly regarding sharing with others. The burn from these on eyes or other sensitive areas is excrutiating.

Within 24 hours of receiving your order, we will e-mail you with a shipping date that we choose based on your last frost date. You are welcome to change the date to any other shipping week. Just respond to the e-mail and tell us when you want your plants. Our first shipping date is late March, weather permitting. We will not have plants available before then.

Our plants are sustainably raised in our own potting mix. We use only organic fertilizers and sprays if needed. We have been growing and selling plants since 1997.

Our plants are shipped in individual 3″ deep pots, and are ready to be planted out in your garden.

We package our plants with extreme care so they arrive undamaged at your doorstep. Each plant is tucked into its own padded sleeve. The soil in each pot is covered so it will not spill out. A plant tag identifying the variety is included with each plant.

We ship every Monday and Tuesday, from late March through May, according to your location or your request. We currently ship to every state except Hawaii and Alaska.