Places to Buy the Hottest Pepper in the World

The best places to buy the hottest pepper in the world are reputable growers. Professional pepper seed growers isolate their plants either by growing them in a greenhouse or growing them far apart, sometimes at different locations. Peppers will readily interbreed with other families of peppers and

will not come true for saving seeds. The resulting peppers will not have the promised heat level, and sometimes will not even look like the variety promised. Small companies, especially on the internet, usually state how they keep their seed strains pure. Organic seeds are better than conventionally grown seeds since the plants had a full range of minerals and soil nutrients to better form seeds. is a good resource to find out the reputation of a grower, but some smaller growers are not listed there.

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What is the Hottest Pepper in the World?

According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the Butch T Trinidad Scorpion is currently the hottest pepper in the world. It officially replaced the Bhut Jolokia in June of 2011, and the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is over 460,000 Scoville units hotter than the Bhut Jolokia. Both cultivars of hot peppers are a hybrid Capsicum chinense pepper and Capsicum frutescens. The title of “the world’s hottest pepper” is a much coveted distinction since pepper connoisseurs will go to great lengths to obtain seeds, which are often in short supply.

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How to Grow Bhut Jolokia the Hottest Pepper in the World

Bhut Jolokia the hottest pepper in the world was, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, officially replaced as the hottest pepper in the world in June 2011 by Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. Bhut Jolokia has a Scoville Heat Unit rating of 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T outscored that to win the distinction of world’s hottest pepper with an SHU rating of 1,463,700. Because of the tremendous role that growing conditions and genetics can play in the eventual heat of a pepper, plus the subjectivity of testing methods, there is still much legitimate debate as to which pepper would be the hottest, given the same growing conditions and testing.

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