The C3PO is an interesting super-hot pepper with a very long parentage. The pepper is a caramel-red colored pod that looks like the 7 Pot pepper. The C3PO pepper is very wrinkly, scrunched up, and looks slightly evil. It has a strong heat burn of around 1,000,000+ SHUs and the tiniest amount of fruity sweetness. The C3PO pepper plants will grow to around 3-4 feet tall, but make sure to take care of the plants consistently for the best results.
The long story is it was named after the Star Wars robot, where its origin began with the variants of the Jigsaw cross that was created in Finland. Originally it was nicknamed Vader Jigsaw because there were mysterious variants that came into play to create this superhot pepper. The Moruga Scorpion’s variants appeared from the Jigsaw, and then a grower named Michael experimented with the chocolate version. Illinois grower, Mike Hess, then grew the Vader Jigsaw seeds, and he created a more caramel variant that resembled a 7 Pot Primo with a sweeter flavor. Hess then decided to keep the Star Wars theme going, so he named the pepper C3PO! He discovered that the heat level was identical to the Moruga Scorpion, which we know is a dangerous super-hot pepper.
Keep in mind that this is a young cross, so it won’t be 100% stable when you grow this. It will grow into many variations, but we think that’s the fun part about it!
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 1,000,000+ SHUs
Origin: Finland, America
Days to Harvest: 90+ Days
# of Seeds per Packet: 10+,50+, and 100+ Pepper Seeds