Record Breaker Chilli Plants Set 1 The hottest chillies from around the world

World Record Breakers Plants Set 1* £12.95

*The World Record Breaker Trio includes the last three hottest chillies in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records®

All of these chillies have recorded Scoville Heat ratings of over a million.  This trio follows the story of the battle to be crowned the hottest. Long time champ, Bhut Jolokia was toppled by Butch T variant of the Trinidad Scorpion.
1 x Carolina Reaper Chilli Plant
1 x Butch Trinidad Scorpion Plant
1 x Bhut Jolokia Chilli Plant
Please make a separate order for non-plant items you require before Feb/March as p&p covers just one dispatch!
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Carolina Reaper

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Butch T

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Bhut Jolokia

More about the trio


Such is the competition amongst the world's chilli heads to find or produce the World's Hottest Chilli that there are an increasing number of chillies that have broken the records in the past few years. This collection puts together the hottest and the finest chillies.

The Carolina Reaper is the new Kid int he Book, bred in Fort South Carolina by pepper cultivar Ed Currie. Originally known by the catchy name of HP22B which stood for Higher Power, Pot 22, Plant B, it was renamed once the grower realised what it was he hand on his hands.

Crowned King of the Pods in December 2013 by the Guinness Book of Records at a cost of 12,000USD to collect the evidence to prove it. The book states 1,569,300 Scoville units as the heat levels, but these actually peaked at over 2.2 million. One of these babies goes a long way …..

Butch Taylor, the owner of a Hot Sauce company was selectively breeding Trinidad Scorpions to get the hottest possible.  It was actually a Butch T grown in Australia that made it into the Guinness Book of Records with a rating of an insane 1,463,700 Scoville Heat Units. The chilli stayed in the book for nearly two years from early 2012 to December 2013.

Bhut Jolokia is a long time favourite of chilli heads around the world. Aside form its intense heat, the chilli boats a sublime citrus flavour that has kept the plant in the greenhouses of chilli growers even after hotter pods have been found. The Bhut starred in the Book from 2007-2001.

Interesting Facts


The Carolina Reaper is the current record holder of the Guinness book of records. It has recorded a high of 2.2 million but the average heat as stated in the Record Book is 1,569,300 SHU. Although the Chilli Pepper Institute registered higher heat levels from the Moruga Scorpion, evidence was not presented to the Guinness Book of Records®. The Carolina Reaper has come into the record books in December 13, 2013.

Heatscale in Scoville Units (SHU)


Carolina Reaper: 1,569,300
Butch T Scorpion: 1,463,700
Bhut Jolokia: 1,001,304

Growth History


Germinated in giant 50mm jiffy pellets. Approx height 10-12cm. Limited Stock. Delivery mid April 2015
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All sizes are approximate. Please note that annuum varieties tend to be more leggy whilst chinense varieties more stocky.

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Potting on Your Chilli Plants

Your chilli plants will arrive ready to be transplanted into their final pots. Most chillies are best suited to a 12-15 litre pot but be a bit flexible here for giants or dwarf varieties. Use a free draining compost mix to fill the pot, make a hole and pop in the plant. If you have an ordinary compost, mix with a little grit or sand. Firm down and give a good watering.

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By this stage an unheated greenhouse should suffice. This is obviously dependent on the weather. Chillies don’t like the cold and shouldn’t be left unprotected if the temperature is going to go down below 10oC. If you are quick off the mark and have your chillies arriving in March, keep indoors or in a heated greenhouse until the risk of frost has passed.

Chilli plants do not like sitting in wet soil, so keep it moist but not over-wet. Feed with a seaweed feed or dedicated chilli feed at the suggested rate. Keep an eye out for any pests or problems. These are best dealt with early on. Prevention is obviously better than cure, so keep plants well spaced and well ventilated. Remove any dead leaves or rotting plant material.

In the summer months, hardier chillies can be placed outside in a sheltered spot or on a warm patio. Acclimatize them slowly, bringing them in at night for the first week or whenever the temperature threatens to drop. Chinense varieties prefer the shelter of a greenhouse and will not flourish outside. Use a cane to support the plants as they grow if necessary.

encouraging fruit

Your chilli plants will produce chillies on each of their sidestems so the more sidestems you have, the more fruit your plant will produce. You can encourage sidestems by placing plants temporarily onto their side causing them to try to grow upright by throwing out a number of sidestems.

Chillies can be pollinated by bees but failing that, they are also self-pollinating, so a gentle shake of flowers will help ensure that they set. Once your chillies start to flower, switch to a high potassium feed such as a tomato feed.

If you want a bumper crop of pods, feed at the suggested rate. However if you want to get really hot chillies, you need to stress your plants. Feed at half the suggested rate and keep letting your plants dry out, watering them only small amounts as they start to wilt. This will get you a smaller crop of superhot pods.

World of Chillies wishes you success with your chilli plants and hopes that you will enjoy growing and consuming them as much as we do!

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We are dedicated to the pursuit of everything that is hot and great.

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