Although I am slightly afraid of jinxing myself, I have to share that the Carolina Reapers are starting to show their little faces. They are entirely too small to photograph, just barely breaking the soil. I kept them overly damp so there is a slight bit of mold on the potting medium, but now that they have been moved under lamps I think they have a better than average chance of developing into their oddly shaped glory.
Why am I so thrilled? Because the Carolina Reaper is the undisputed hottest hot pepper in the world. With a rating sometimes as high as 2,200,000 SHU, I am not even sure the things qualify as food.
The addition of unusual peppers and other plants marks this year’s addition of more exotic and rare plants. While we will continue to focus on food, which might be a matter of opinion in this case, we hope to get our in ground green house this year and use it to specialize in some of the stranger varieties.