The ghost pepper was the first super hot pepper tested at 1 MILLION SHU making it the worlds hottest pepper in 2007. Also known as bhut jolokia or ghost chili. Test’s have shown the ghost pepper heat units reach up to 1,578,548 million shu.
Carolina reapers are the current record holder for the hottest pepper in the world with a SHU measuring up to 2.2 million. Average heat level is around 1.6 million. Its said the creator of the reaper has another in his pocket like pepper x from hotones.
Trinidad moruga scorpion peppers are the second hottest pepper on record so far with a scoville heat unit ranging from 1.2 million shu all the way up to 2 million shu. This pepper has been used to create so many super hot hybrid peppers.
Normally its the red peppers that are always the super hottest well not this time, the 7 pot douglah has a scoville heat unit ranking up to 1,853,936 million shu making it hot. Such a flavorful pepper if you can get past the heat.