Pepper People

A growing list of some truly amazing people and institutions who have created, promoted, or otherwise been involved with some amazing peppers.  This list is in its infancy, so if you do not see a name that should be here please do not think it was omitted intentionally.  Instead, please use our contact form to suggest a name.

ChiliHeads of Note

Butch Taylor – Creator of the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper.

Christopher Phillips – Known for being the first to make Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper seeds available to the Western world.

Ed Currie – Creator of the Carolina Reaper and owner of the Puckerbutt Pepper Company.

Jim Duffy – Contributed greatly to the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion being declared the world’s hottest pepper by the Chilli Pepper Institute.

Jukka Kilpinen – Original cultivator of the Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw Pepper.

Pepper Joe – One of the longest established and most recognized names in seeds for the super hot peppers.

Institutions of Note

Chile Pepper Institution of NMU – Not for profit institution dedicated to research, documentation and education.