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Purple Reaper Chili Pepper Seeds

Purple Reaper Chili Pepper Seeds

  • Germination rate: 79%
  • Plant size: 4 ft.
  • Pod size: 2"
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 1,600,000+
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Master grower Carlos Jr. was growing a bunch of Carolina Reapers in Brazil when he ended up creating this purple beauty by accident. It’s unknown what crossed with the Red Reaper, but whatever it was, we’re glad it happened! The Purple Reaper Chili is a fantastic variant with a unique color and the same world-record heat.

Purple Reaper pepper plants grow tall, as high as 4 ft., producing plenty of these fiery devils! The plants tend to perform better with a little bit of shade, so don't plant them directly in full sun. Purple Reapers aren't fully stable yet but expect to see a lot of beautiful colors and signature pepper attributes, such as stingers forming at the ends of the pods. These fruits start purple then turn green/purple and eventually dark red/brown color when they reach maturity.

The flavor of the Purple Reaper is more fruity than a Red Reaper but has less floral flavor. Nevertheless, the heat is said to be slightly less than the Carolina Reaper, but not much! Still enough to be considered one of the hottest peppers in the world. Purple Reaper chili peppers are great for hot sauce and chili powder!

  • Species: Capsicum Chinense
  • Heat Level: 1,600,000+ SHUs
  • Type: Super Hot
  • Flavor: Fruity, Floral
  • Germination Rate: 79%
  • Origin: Brazil
  • Pod Size: 2"
  • Plant Size: 4 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 90-150 Days

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
James from Tampa
Purple Reaper

All the seeds I planted germinated after about 12 days in soil. Plants are growing and healthy, can’t wait for them to start producing pods.

All sprouted

All the seeds sprouted, seedlings doing great.

Steven Belcher
Fairly okay germination rate, unsure about color stabilization as of yet.

I had higher germination with these purple reapers than others I tried, though I had identical failures with these than I had with the other brand I used initially, Pepper Joe’s at least provides a decent price point for seeds, I’m fond of the Purple strain of Carolina Reaper as I’ve grown it a year before and made purple hot sauce, I wish it was a more popular strain and that you offered it as live plants. I like the idea of a super hot strain that has very dark purple, almost black leaves, wish more breeders would attempt this.

Tom Marquis
red ghost

goood grower, very prolific, many good size peppers. All red no purple here

Christopher Astuto
Seeds did not grow

I planted 20 seeds and only 3 came up .