New hottest pepper in the world: Pepper X
For more than a decade, the Carolina Reaper dominated the super hot world as the number one hottest pepper in the world. Until Pepper X took its place as the hottest pepper in the world in 2023. Read our blog with more information here.
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Pepper X
New hottest pepper in the world: Pepper X
For more than a decade, the Carolina Reaper dominated the super hot world as the number one hottest pepper in the world. Until Pepper X took its place as the hottest pepper in the world in 2023. Read our blog with more information here.
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Pepper X is not just a random pepper variety that appeared out of nowhere. It is the result of careful crossbreeding and selection processes by Ed Currie, the man also responsible for the Carolina Reaper. To create his new creation, Ed Currie crossed the Carolina Reaper with a pepper allegedly given to him by a grower friend.

What makes Pepper X so special is its extreme spiciness. With an average measured Scoville scale value of 2,693,000 units, it easily surpasses its predecessor. In fact, the previous record holder, the Carolina Reaper, averaged 1.64 million SHU. Which is also incredibly spicy; by comparison, the jalapeño scores only 2,500 to 8,000 on the Scoville scale. In other words, Pepper X is only for the real daredevils!

The pepper has an uniquely unusual appearance, with the indispensable scorpion tail that many extremely hot peppers have and a greenish yellow colour. Unfortunately, we have not yet been able to get hold of the seeds of this extremely spicy pepper, so we do not yet have it in our range. Follow our social media channels to stay informed for when it might be available. Until then, we will have to make do with the also extremely spicy pepper: The Carolina Reaper

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