Pepper Seeds - Hot - Yellow Reaper
- 10 Seeds per Packet
- Maturity: 90 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Heat Level: 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units
- Pod Appearance: Gnarly, Intimidating, with a Bright Yellow Skin
- Pod Size: 2-1/2” Wide and 2-1/2” Long, including a small stinger
- Citrusy Sweet Flavor
- Bushy Plants: Can grow up to 4’ tall
- Variant of the Renowned Red Carolina Reaper
History: The Carolina Reaper Yellow is not just another super hot pepper; it's a natural variant of the famed red Carolina Reaper. A noteworthy newcomer in the world of super hots, it has rapidly claimed its place as a favorite among spice enthusiasts. Its lineage can be traced back to the traditional red Carolina Reaper, but its bright yellow skin offers a refreshing twist to its terrifying sibling.
Uses: Apart from being a showstopper due to its brilliant hue, the Carolina Reaper Yellow's citrusy sweet flavor sets it apart from many other super hots, which can lean on the bitter side. This balance of intense heat with a tinge of sweetness makes it perfect for hot sauces, giving them a unique taste profile. If you're daring, slice a few pieces onto your salad, but be prepared for a fiery experience that will be remembered.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: For those ready to cultivate this blazing beauty, start by sowing the seeds about 1/4 inch deep in soil that's rich and well-draining. These peppers thrive in full sun and need protection against the cold. Regular watering, without causing waterlogging, is essential. As the plant matures, you'll see the pods develop their signature gnarly appearance, transitioning from a pale hue to the striking bright yellow, signaling they're ready for harvest. These bushes can grow quite tall, so consider the space when planting. With the right care, you'll have a crop that's not just flavorful but also visually arresting.