List of Top 10 Hottest Chili Pepper  Varieties Around the World 

12th February, 2024


Get ready to turn up the heat! These chili peppers from across the globe offer a spectrum of flavors and spice levels.

Carolina Reaper (USA)

Current world champion averaging 1.6 million SHU, with peaks over 2 million.  Handle with intense care. 

Pepper X (USA)

Created by the same cultivator as the Reaper, it clocks in at an eye-watering average of 2.69 million SHU. 

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Trinidad and Tobago)

1. Former world record holder, ranging from 1.2 million to 2 million SHU.

7 Pot Douglah (Trinidad)

Chocolate-colored with a bumpy texture and heat averaging around 1.8 million SHU. 

7 Pot Primo (Trinidad)

A fiery red variant of the 7 Pot family, known for its fruity flavor and extreme heat, topping 1.4 million SHU.

Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” (Trinidad)

Held the world record in 2011, still packs a punch averaging 1.4 million SHU. 

Naga Viper (UK)

Hybrid pepper packing a severe burn exceeding 1.3 million SHU. 

Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) (India)

Once the world's hottest, it has a lingering heat of around 1 million SHU. 

7 Pot Barrackpore (Trinidad)

1. Potent and fruity,  with heat levels nearing  1 million SHU.

Red Savina Habanero (Mexico)

ormer world record holder, offers a fruity habanero flavor with heat of around 500,000 SHU.