Possibly the world’s hottest pepper! This punishing pepper was developed by the Italian Pepper Lovers’ Association. Thanks to over 5 grueling years of breeding for intense heat, this super hot scorpion type pepper stands a chance to be a record breaker! Our head seedsman Martin Walsh and Garden Manager Kendall Slaughter worked together to grow and test this variety for a Scoville Heat Unit rating. Using a few techniques like pre-harvest defoliation and a special fertilization schedule, the team was able to produce a pepper that reached a whopping 1.22 Million scovilles! We believe that a late season rain may have cooled the peppers off and with better irrigation restriction, this variety could easily reach over 1.5 million and perhaps even surpass the current world record holder! Plants reach 4 feet tall and produce an abundance of fiery peppers.