Carolina Reaper

Meet the Carolina Reaper

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We bring you the story of the hottest pepper on earth, the ‘Carolina Reaper’. This is a Canadian Broadcasting Company interview with Ed Currie, developer of the Reaper, Dr. Paul Bosland of New Mexico State University, and Dave DeWitt, chile expert. All three discuss various aspects of superhot chiles.   {enclose http://fiery-foods.com/mp3/cbcradio-current-12-17-14.mp3}            

Trinidad Scorpion

Development of Superhot Chile Peppers in Trinidad and Tobago

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By Dave DeWitt Author’s Note:  This is a work in progress, so comments would be appreciated. Updated 2/19/2016 Background The species Capsicum chinense spread throughout the Caribbean basin in prehistoric times, carried by indigenous people via boat from the Amazon basin to what is now Venezuela to Trinidad, and then through the Lesser Antilles to the Greater Antilles, and finally …