Top 10 World’s Hottest Peppers

Updated for 2014 – Hot Peppers

Crazy Hot Seeds has the most up-to-date list of the World’s Hottest Peppers.

the previous world champion, Moruga Scorpion has been dethroned!!  The new Guiness World Records World’s Hottest Pepper is the Carolina Reaper. As of November 20, 2013 the Carolina Reaper has been throned as the Hottest Pepper.

Top Ten Hottest Peppers In The World 2014

SHU = Scoville Heat Unit (A measure of Spiciness)

1. Carolina Reaper   2,200,000 SHU

There is nothing normal about this pepper. It was bred for heat and that it is. Oddly enough this pepper has excellent flavor as well. The Carolina Reaper is officially the Worlds Hottest Pepper as ranked by Guinness Records. Coming Soon LIVE Carolina Reaper Plants. Reserve yours now!

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2. Moruga Scorpion   2,009,231 SHU

Straight from the depths of hell, Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend, AKA Moruga Scorpion, is a rare sought after pepper that was only just recently discovered

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3. 7 Pot Brain Strain  ~1,900,000 SHU

The Brain Strain, characterized by its bumpy/wavy skin that closely resembles a human brain. This pepper not only looks like brain, but sets it on FIRE! This pepper has insane heat!

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4. 7 Pot Primo   ~1,900,000 SHU

The 7 Pot Primo is very distinctive with its long skinny “tail”. Some recent peppers cultivators have tried to replicate this look because the tail is just terrifying. When you just look at this pepper, you know it’s going to be INSANELY hot.

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5. 7 Pot Douglah    1,853,936 SHU

Well renown in the pepper community as one of the hottest peppers with the best flavor. You can’t go wrong with fresh, dried, or powdered Douglah on any food. Also known as 7 Pod Douglah, Chocolate 7 Pod or the 7 Pot Brown.

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6. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T     1,463,700 SHU

Previous Guiness Books of World Records holder. No doubt it’s insanely hot, but other peppers have been proven to be hotter.

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7. Naga Viper   1,349,000 SHU

Extremely rare pepper cultivated in the UK. Combination of many different peppers and years of cross pollination created this variety of “Super HOT” pepper

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8. Other 7 Pot Varieties  1,000,000 – 1,300,000 SHU

(SR Strain, Jonah, Yellow)     


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7 Pot Red (Giant) 

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Ghost Pepper

9. Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper)   1,041,427 SHU

The most famous “Super Hot” due to the amount of press it has received in the past. It exploded in popularity on YouTube and other social sites where pepper heads ate whole Ghost Peppers as a challenge. This is the first pepper to scientifically test over 1 million scovilles. Many mistakenly still believe it is the World’s Hottest. As you can see, it is far from it.

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Naga Morich

Naga Morich      1,000,000 SHU

Regional pepper of India, similar to Bhut Jolokia.

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Dorset Naga

Dorset Naga      1,000,000 SHU

Regional pepper of India, similar to Bhut Jolokia, smoother skin than Naga Morich.

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Red Savina Habanero

10. Red Savina Habanero    500,000 SHU

Back in the early years of super hots, the Red Savina Habanero was KING! He has since been dethroned and many peppers have passed him in heat. The Red Savina just barely makes the Top 10, but does so in fashion with its great flavor and extreme heat.

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187 Responses to “Top 10 World’s Hottest Peppers”

  1. carrie February 24, 2014 at 10:58 PM Permalink

    Interesting… I always thought after watch wizards of waverly place that the ghost pepper was the hottest pepper…

    • Alex March 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM Permalink

      Me to tho i also thought the valcanic pepper waas 2nd

    • Ashley July 2, 2014 at 10:49 PM Permalink

      I knew about ghost peppers but I didn’t know that they some how ended up on wizards of waverly place.

  2. Shaved March 3, 2014 at 2:46 AM Permalink

    I like to eat these peppers because I read an article in a magazine which said heat was good for you.i like eating them with foods.

    • ben June 5, 2014 at 10:10 PM Permalink

      Hot peppers fuck up ur immune n nervous system

      • Ashley July 2, 2014 at 11:08 PM Permalink

        Since when has that ever happened. I know a girl who ate so much hot saucy that if she ate any more she would have serious health problems. And by that I mean that because she ate so much that her stomach some how aged from kid to adult. I honestly don’t know how it happened but I know that it was because she ate so much hot saucy.

  3. M. Rameez Ul Haq March 22, 2014 at 6:38 PM Permalink

    I thought Mexican chili is the most hottest in the world but it is even not in the list, well I had to give $50 to my wife for losing the bet lol, Thanks for listing all nuclear hot chilies

  4. Fisher April 8, 2014 at 9:32 PM Permalink

    DAMN!!! You guys, the Reaper is so freakishly hot that it killed the birds who ate my leftover seeds.
    After making chili, I left the seeds off to the side on a plate, some seagulls came in and ate the seeds…. I found them two days later in the park.

    • davec April 10, 2014 at 11:56 AM Permalink

      The TRPV receptors are not affected by capsaicin in birds. The heat of pepper plants os thought to have evolved to deter masticating species of animals ( i.e. mammals) from chewing the seeds and therefore detroying them. Birds are not affected so they can eat the peppers freely and distribute the seeds.

    • frank April 16, 2014 at 9:19 AM Permalink

      chilli seeds do not kill birds.

      because birds transport the seeds the are not effected by the heat.

      maby your chilly was so disgusting it killed the birds.

      but is wassend the fruit itself.

      • ben June 5, 2014 at 10:13 PM Permalink

        Peppers are still considered vegetables just like sqaush n gords

      • Ouch my brain June 7, 2014 at 3:05 PM Permalink

        Your spelling just killed me.

        "affected, maybe, chili, wasn't"

        I even gave you "chilli" since it is accepted in the UK,

        Maybe before you criticize someone's cooking or even attempt at humor, you should brush up on your English, of which you don't seem to have a tenable grasp.

      • blah June 15, 2014 at 5:07 PM Permalink

        i think the third statement is correct

    • JayJ May 31, 2014 at 4:15 PM Permalink

      birds don't have a chemoreceptor for capsaicin so it was probably another cause

    • unagieel June 20, 2014 at 2:08 PM Permalink

      You're obviously lying because birds are immune to capsicum.

    • nerbull pnee fleeble June 28, 2014 at 2:54 AM Permalink

      you found WHICH seagulls dead in the park?
      the ones you memorized the unique markings on? or the ones you were able to tag as they ate the seeds? or the ones you raised from puppies? or the ones you developed a close personal relationship with after discovering a shared love of philately and tentacle rape pornography? or do you have a preternatural ability to identify sea fowl after a brief observation?

      or were you just making it all up?


      Just Curious

    • Ashley July 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM Permalink

      Poor birds. But that is one wicked peper if killed 2 birds. I’ve heard of a gun killing a bird but never some peper seeds.

  5. jazzz April 11, 2014 at 1:50 PM Permalink

    what the hotttest pepper in the world jz

  6. Cindy April 21, 2014 at 7:39 PM Permalink

    I love papers I eat them like crazy:)

    • al April 26, 2014 at 4:54 PM Permalink

      that could make you sick and eating “paper” is disgusting

  7. Scott April 23, 2014 at 12:30 AM Permalink

    No sign of the Scotch Bonnet.

  8. Diego garcia April 27, 2014 at 6:10 PM Permalink

    Amazing. We as Hispanics enjoy our peppers.

  9. RichardK April 28, 2014 at 2:07 PM Permalink

    The “Red Savina” is actually a Caribbean Red, they are one and the same breed… While the Red Savina was mistaken as a mutant freak of nature, and patented, this variety has been growing in the Mexican Caribbean for 50 years.

  10. Cody May 4, 2014 at 11:09 PM Permalink

    I put some Ghost pepper extract on a cracker and it was hot but not as bad as I had expected it to be. At the time I did it I was told that the Ghost pepper was the 2nd hottest pepper in the world. I have been corrected. My advice to anyone is if you can't even handle habaneros or jalapenos then obviously don't try anything Ghost pepper related or above. If you do try extract, don't get a good sized portion on your tongue! My accidentally got it on the tip of his tongue and he said it sucked!

  11. Brando Toe May 6, 2014 at 1:01 AM Permalink

    Have grown the Trinidad Scorpion Moruga and eaten them straight. Like the flavor and have made spices from them.

  12. Sameer May 16, 2014 at 9:55 AM Permalink

    When will be the the Top one "Carolina Reaper" will be avaliable to buy? I really cannot wait to buy it.

    • kyle July 12, 2014 at 1:36 PM Permalink

      why not greenhouse in Dover p.a. has the Carolina reaper, also they have the 7 pots hot peppers.

  13. Max Anonymous May 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM Permalink

    When you buy the "seeds" are they 10 full sized peppers or single seeds from the pepper?

    • admin May 27, 2014 at 10:23 PM Permalink

      They are 10 individual seeds from the pepper you are purchasing.

  14. moa June 3, 2014 at 3:17 AM Permalink

    I can eat 3 naga viper with one time meal.

    • phooey June 15, 2014 at 5:09 PM Permalink

      how do you do that?!?

    • David June 15, 2014 at 5:33 PM Permalink

      How many Ulcers do you haveNow?

      • Guest July 6, 2014 at 3:31 PM Permalink

        Hot peppers don't cause ulcers.

  15. Horrendo Revolver June 11, 2014 at 6:39 PM Permalink

    Evidently, eating hot peppers affects your spelling….

  16. mr gillum June 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM Permalink

    i love to grow peppers and eating them and now i been drying them and usine them as pepper instebd of the black pepper you see in stores and it works great like that

    • steben June 25, 2014 at 6:32 PM Permalink

      so wait, you use pepper as pepper and it works great? who would have thought.

  17. George June 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM Permalink

    Actually the hottest pepper is the pure capsaicin

    • crazyhotseeds June 22, 2014 at 10:00 PM Permalink

      That is not a pepper, that is the active component that makes peppers spicy.

    • mike June 27, 2014 at 1:51 AM Permalink

      duh! capsaicin is NOT a pepper. Its the substance extracted from peppers

  18. Hakeem July 6, 2014 at 6:36 PM Permalink

    I ate the carolina reaper seeds and my tongue was numb

  19. Peppermon July 9, 2014 at 7:35 PM Permalink

    I have been on a tour of hot peppers lately. I started with a scotch bonnet, moved up to red savina, then to ghost pepper, 7 pot, scorpion pepper and finished with the carolina reaper. I ate several this past weekend, and have had diarrhea for 2 days. Not sure if it is related, or just bad timing, but I will tell you the reaper is nothing to mess around with. It had a good flavor, but WOW was it hot!

  20. Pepper Freek July 11, 2014 at 5:53 PM Permalink

    I have been Growing HP22B Reapers, Red, Peach, White and chocolate bhut Jolikia's..and others now since they were 2 years ago.

    I just cut up an Moruga Scorpian with some picante sauce ..yummy

    • Laurey August 20, 2014 at 2:18 PM Permalink

      I have been growing Ghost and Red Savina for a couple years now and have come up with a great recipe for Hot Pepper Jelly. I am incorporating the Trinidad Scorpion into the mix this year. People that work with me want more than I was able to make last year. Wait until they get a taste of this years batch! The Reaper will be in next years mix! can’t wait!!!


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