Pepper, Ghost aka Bhut jolokia

Dancing Bear Farm

$ 4.50

Pepper, Ghost aka Bhut jolokia

(100-120 days)

Capsicum chinense x fructescens  

In 2007 the Guinness Book of World Records awarded this interspecific cross of two very spicy peppers with the hottest chili in the world award.  It is 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce and roughly 10 times hotter than a habanero pepper, or 50 times hotter than a cayenne!  The Ghost pepper is rated at 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHUs).  In 2013 the Carolina Reaper stole the hottest chili crown at 1.5 million Scovilles.  Now the Ghost is number 7.

Originally from Northeastern India it is a cross between two landrace chilies Capsicum chinense & Capsicum fructescens and is closely related to the Bangladeshi pepper named "Naga Morich". 

Ripe peppers measure 2 to 3" long and 1" wide with a red, yellow, orange, or chocolate color. Plants grow tall (up to 48").

In northeastern India, the peppers are smeared on fences or incorporated in smoke bombs as a safety precaution to keep wild elephants at a distance.

Chili grenades made from Bhut jolokia were successfully used by the Indian Army in August 2015 to flush out terrorist Sajjad Ahmed, who was hiding in a cave.

Please exercise caution when handling these seeds as they pack a whallop! 

packet: 2/5 g (~30 seeds)

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