Originally Posted by chadcooper55
That is incorrect. The scorpions were the winner last year after they grew their full 8 seasons to prove that they are a stable breed. They are 1,4xx,xxx. The douglahs have been rumored to be the hottest feeling pepper ever grown but they are not proven. The reapers expedited the results through Guinness this year after they got their full 8 seasons of growth. You need to find better sources.
Ok I agree I am not the most awesomest at research!
But you gotta show me some awesomness, I had never heard of the Carolina reaper so I looked, I can't find any reference to it being the hottest pepper unless I search that name alone. Guinness still has the Trinidad scorpion butch T listed as record holder on their site at 1.4m SHU from 2011. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/...hottest-chili#
I read about the Moruga Scorpion on a number of different sites being above 2 million SHU