Pepper Garden at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
HS 10,000 - 50,000
Photos copyright © by Wallace Phillips, used with permission.

The peppers shown here have a hotness rating of 10,000-50,000 on
Craig Dremann's scale.
The rating means one ounce of the pepper will make that many ounces of sauce detectably hot. This group are the hottest in the world, and this extreme level of heat is only found in less than 10% of all the world's pepper varieties, and includes small-fruited East Indian varieties, a Japanese variety and three from Mexico: the Tabasco, Pequin and the world's hottest at the time, the Tepin.
Pepper photos shown in order of their heat level.


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Updated December 24, 2022 - Back to Pepper seed catalog page.