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Reaper x Chupetinho, Red

The red variant of the Reaper x Chupetinho pepper ripens from a captivating green-purple ombre to a radiant red, delivering a milder heat of 10,000 to 30,000 SHU and a strikingly fruity aroma reminiscent of the habanero.


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Reaper x Chupetinho, Red

The red variant of the Reaper x Chupetinho pepper is a fun addition to a garden. The fruit begins its life with an enchanting ombre of green and purple, gradually maturing to a radiant, deep red. Its shape is a harmonious blend of the Carolina Reaper’s elongated tail and the Chupetinho’s compact, rounded form. This pepper is not just a feast for the palate but also a feast for the eyes.

The aroma of this red variant is strikingly fruity, reminiscent of the well-loved habanero pepper. Its taste profile is equally captivating, offering a fruity essence that is perfect for those who enjoy a complex, yet balanced flavor in their culinary creations.

This red variant is milder than its peach counterpart, with a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) range estimated between 10,000 to 30,000. What sets it apart is its unique heat distribution, characterized by a flooding warmth at the back of the throat that is both surprising and satisfying.

Growing Tips:

  • Sunlight: Ensure at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth.
  • Watering: Consistency is crucial; aim to keep the soil moist without causing waterlogged conditions for extended periods.
  • Temperature: The plant thrives in a temperature range of 75-85°F.
  • Fertilization: A balanced, slow-release fertilizer enriched with micronutrients will promote a healthy, fruitful plant.
  • Seed Starting: To get a head start on the growing season, start your seeds 12-8 weeks prior to the final frost date in your area.

Note to Buyers:

The Reaper x Chupetinho red variant is a newer variety and may not be 100% stable. This means that some fruit may not grow exactly as pictured, adding an element of excitement and unpredictability to your gardening experience.

For those who appreciate a milder heat level without sacrificing complexity and depth of flavor, the red variant of the Reaper x Chupetinho is an excellent choice. Its unique heat sensation and aromatic profile make it a standout selection for both culinary and gardening enthusiasts. Secure your seeds today and experience the joy and satisfaction of growing this extraordinary pepper variety.


10,000 – 39,999



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