So why grow the world’s hottest chilli? Well, a bit like climbing Mount Everest, ‘cos it’s there!
Well here’s a chilli that needs some careful handling…literally. The ‘Carolina Reaper’ is the hottest chilli in the world.
Chillies are one of my favourite plants so I thought – more out of curiosity than anything else – I’d give this one a go. I’ve also gone for some other varieties too, including the intriguing ‘Monkey Face’ and ‘Pasilla Bajio’.
I planted a couple of ‘Carolina Reaper’ seeds in a heated propagator in February. They were slow to germinate but eventually came through, slowly but surely.
Now it’s mid April and here’s one that I have potted on. Tame little thing it looks doesn’t it?
PS It seems to have attracted a new friend with the basil that is growing alongside it…where did that come from?
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Tony Flanagan is Kitchen Garden’s staff writer. He has been an enthusiastic grower of fruit and veg for many years. His favourite things to grow are peppers (sweet and chllli), tomatoes, herbs and beans. When he is not gardening or not writing about gardening, he is an avid Wolverhampton Wanderers fan. 07587038039 | firstname.lastname@example.org