You asked for Hatch Chiles – I have them now – mildly hot “Big Jim” and “Hot”
Hot pepper lovers take notice! This year I’m growing eight of the top ten world’s hottest peppers! Click on the lists below for a complete inventory of all my varieties. They are available now for your spring and summer gardens.
PEPPER HEAT RATINGS (Scoville Units)
Habanero peppers were once the hottest in the world, but no longer. Chilis are getting hotter and hotter, with new peppers now topping a mind-blowing 2,000,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). But Habanero peppers can still offer plenty of the powerful heat that once claimed the top spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Red Savina Habanero pepper once held the title of hottest pepper in the world, and sustained that title on the Guinness Book of World Records list between 1994 and 2006. Though it has now been surpassed, the Red Savina still measures in at up to 577,000 SHU, still plenty hot enough to scorch the tongues of most would-be pepper lovers.
Then, in 2007, the Bhut Jolokia (AKA: Ghost Pepper) claimed the new title of hottest pepper in the world, blasting the Red Savina by topping 1,000,000 SHU!
In 2011, the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T bested the Bhut Jolokia, but was quickly overthrown in 2012 by the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, which brought the race for the hottest chili pepper in the world to a whole new level by topping out at 2,000,000 Scovilles!
But wait . . . they aren’t done yet! Along comes the Carolina Reaper in 2014 with a Guinness-submitted 1,569,383 SHU average and recently-measured peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU! So, for now, Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper® has officially completed its long journey to the top of the “superhot” chili charts . . .
CURRENT TOP 10 HOTTEST PEPPERS IN THE WORLD