Hellfire Farm is a small farm in Franklin County, North Carolina that specializes in growing specialty hot peppers. We grow super-hot varieties such as the Ghost Pepper, Carolina Reaper, and Dragon's Breath, as well as less spicy but less common peppers like chiltepin and cherry bomb, and even unusual peppers like the no-heat habanada. Our products include dried peppers, powders, in-season fresh peppers, and a line of spicy candies.


HellFire (Super-hot peppers)

The hottest peppers in the world.

Ghost Pepper Carolina Reaper Dragon's Breath Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper), Carolina Reaper, and Dragon's Breath are among the hottest peppers in the world. Checking in at over 1,000,000 on the Scoville scale, these peppers add a super-hot kick to your favorite foods!

Available powdered, and fresh when in season.

Regular Fire

"Regular" hot peppers.

Various Peppers We have all heat levels from mild to hot: we have Anaheim, Serrano, Jalapeño, Cayenne, Habanero and others. For when you want a little warmth but aren't quite craving the capsaicin fix of the super-hots.

Available fresh when in season. (Farmer's Market only)

Unusual peppers

Not your every day pepper.

Chiltepin Rainbow Cayenne Chile tepin, Time Bomb Cherry, and Rainbow Cayenne are some of the more unusual peppers we grow. Try the different flavors or add a splash of unusual color to your pepper dishes.

Or make low-heat chile meals with our low-heat Fooled You Jalapeno or the zero-heat Habanada. Full of flavor but without the bite.

Available fresh when in season, and dried depending on variety. Habanada also available as powder.

Sweet Heat

Hot pepper spiced candies.

candy By popular demand, we now carry a line of spicy candy at many different heat levels.

Our hard candies feature citrus flavors combined with the frutiness and heat of our peppers: Anaheim Lime, Orange Habanero, and Lemon Reaper. Our Pure Anaheim and Habanero flavors focus only on the pepper flavor. And our Dragon Glass candy combines the insult of Dragon's Breath pepper with the injury of cinnamon.

Our chocolates feature our most popular Habanero Nougat bar, with the Serrano "Pepper-Mint" Patty offering a lower-heat alternative. And for a popping bit of fire we have our Dragon Eggs: strawberry white chocolate truffles spiced with Dragon's Breath peppers, with a little poping candy kick mixed in.

The Scoville Scale

Chile Pepper heat is measured on the Scoville Scale. Created in the early 1900's by pharmacist Wilbur Scoville, it is a scale to quantify exactly how hot (or pungent) a given pepper or sauce actually is.

Common peppers like the Anaheim or Jalapeno measure around 2000 or 5000 on the scale, respectively. By contrast, super-hots like the Ghost Pepper rate 1,000,000 Scoville. Pure capsaicin (the chemical that gives peppers their heat) is 16,000,000.


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