Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




"Carolina Reaper" once again the world's hottest chilli pepper

Fort Mill's "Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper" has once again been certified as the world's hottest chilli pepper by Guinness World Records.

This isn't the first time Ed Currie, who owns the PuckerButt Pepper Company where the super-hot chillis are grown, has had the honor of claiming the hottest pepper in the world. He first made his claim to fame in 2014 when Guinness announced his first Carolina Reaper had taken the title.

According to tucsonnewsnow.com the new pepper, however, is even hotter. Coming in at a record average of 1,641,000 SHU (Scoville heat units), it's more than 71,000 SHU hotter than Currie's previous record-holder. To put that in perspective - jalapeno peppers score between 2,500 and 8,000 SHU.

Click here to watch the video




Publication date: 4/16/2018

 


 

Other news in this sector:

7/20/2018 New foot switch pipe-rail trolleys is more ergonomic
7/20/2018 Hand-held grape tomato slicer
7/20/2018 “Salads: From sidekick to superhero”
7/16/2018 Mini cucumbers: two branches, one product
7/16/2018 Root enhancer activates roots without hormones
7/13/2018 "Universal paper provides fragile roots excellent protection"
7/12/2018 A brief history of lettuce
7/11/2018 Malaysia: White strawberries from Cameron Highlands
7/10/2018 Cucumbers and blackberries clipped to the wire
7/10/2018 Double role for organic horticulture yarns: plant support and compost
7/9/2018 Canadian grower pleased with first Tomberry results
7/4/2018 Angus Soft Fruit's Ava Star strawberry variety is a winner
6/28/2018 Awards for striped peppers and snack cucumbers at United Fresh
6/26/2018 Italy: Aromatic herbs gain in popularity
6/25/2018 Spain: Super-sweet baby plum vine tomato
6/22/2018 Award-Winning grape tomato now offered in organic
6/20/2018 Novel lettuces for Paraguayan consumers
6/14/2018 Canadian ready-to-eat salad producer expands line
6/14/2018 "New prefab cable connection more resistant to greenhouse influences"
6/13/2018 Sweet pepper soon to be available to North American shoppers