Photo: Pat Regan tucks into the world hottest chilies.
carolina reaperI grow chilies myself and speak as I find independently. 
This video below is of me having a bite at this fascinating variety, the Carolina Reaper.

This season I grew the ‘officially’ hottest variety, which is the Carolina Reaper. I affectionately call them ‘C-reapers’


carolina reaper chilieYoung plants in the sun

A nice tasting and juicy chili that has a good bite. The heat is slow to hit home and I found this one warmed me up nicely for quite a while after eating it.
Carolina Reaper 1-1This variety takes up a lot of space however, so that is worth considering if you grow them.
111carolina reapersYoung plants back in spring
Good chilies but I have grown hotter tasting ones myself than this, which also take up less room.
carolina reapers 2015
Nice crop waiting for the sun
Don’t eat hot chilies if you are not used to them just to impress your pals or look brave on Facebook. If you do then you may make yourself VERY sick. 
I kid you not! 
hot chiliesVarious varieties ready for cooking

Six in a meal is overdoing it a bit –  but VERY tasty …


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