Gallipolis Heat is an exciting new addition to the world of hot peppers, brought to you by Ohio Peppers. This pepper is a fiery cross between the renowned Carolina Reaper and Trinidad Scorpion, both known for their intense heat. The fruits of Gallipolis Heat are eye-catching with their red color and elongated shape.
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True to its name, Gallipolis Heat packs a significant punch. It falls in the super-hot category, with a Scoville rating potentially reaching well over 1 Million SHU. Without a testing lab, it is a wild guess as to the exact heat. From tasting the pepper, we can attest that this pepper is blazing! Doing the calculus, combining two of the hottest peppers in the world…. one would thing that makes it one of the hottest peppers around. Ideal for those who love a serious kick in their food. In terms of flavor, it’s not just about the heat. If you can tolerate the heat, you will taste a fresh fruity flavor, adding a depth of flavor to any dish it graces.
The plant itself is super productive, promising a generous yield for growers. As F5 plants, Gallipolis Heat has been selectively bred for stability, but keep in mind that individual pepper characteristics may still vary slightly.
The origin of its name is a nod to a remarkable event in Ohio’s history: it’s named after the city of Gallipolis, famously known for recording Ohio’s highest temperature of 113°F back in 1934. This bit of history beautifully ties in with the pepper’s fiery nature. As a member of the Capsicum Chinense species, this pepper is perfect for those who appreciate the extremes of the chili world, whether in a garden, a kitchen, or as a conversation starter.