Carolina Reaper is a relatively new breed of Capsicum chinense. She is probably a cross between a Naga and a red Habanero from the West Indian island of St. Vincent. On the website of his company puckerbuttpeppercompany.com it is reported that Habanero seeds were brought by a friend from the Caribbean. If you take a closer look at a reaper pod, you will discover a dangerous-looking sting at the bottom of the chili. This shape resembles that of a scorpion. Carolina Reaper chilies look very similar to 7 Pot Douglah or Trinidad Scorpion. The surface and red signal color could be from a Bhut Jolokia. All suspected varieties from which the Carolina Reaper could be bred belong to the Capsicum chinense species.