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I got into growing super hot peppers last year and had great success so when I heard Pepper Joe's was selling seeds of the new hottest pepper in the world (Carolina Reaper) I was one of the first to order them online. Now super hots take a little longer to germinate then normal peppers so you have to be patient. If you plan on growing these use a seed germination mat, I bought one off Amazon.com for $24 that came with a kit and I started them in the Jiffy peat plugs. It took about 3 to 4 weeks for the seeds to germinate and I got great results, I ended up with 10 out of 12 seeds germinating. You just have to be patient. I see a lot of people that try to grow these types of peppers fail because they aren't doing any research. I have 4 plants under a Hydrofarm T5 grow light on a 16 hour light cycle. I have one in an experimental vermiponics grow system. It's growing in rock wool, I added in a few hundred composting worms along with veggie scraps every couple of weeks. I have a water basin in the bottom that's being oxygenated and creating a worm tea that nylon ropes absorb and draw up inside the rockwool. It's kicking butt right now. Here is a link to the seeds I purchased.
I keep hearing about the claim that it is the "Hottest pepper in the World" but run into a wall for documentation as in Guinness,New Mexico Chili institute etc. There is a claim about a Winthrop University test but when you go to Winthrop University site no real mention at all.Seems like Puckerbutt and Pepper Joe made the claims last year and a supposed "press release" and have not seen anything yet.At $1.00 a seed looks like they made a killing without the backup on the Hottest in the World documentation.A great marketing coupe if I have ever seen one!Correct me if I am wrong please.