Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Chilli) Chilli Seeds was previously the Guinness Book of Records official worlds hottest Chilli with a Scoville Rating of 1,001,304 from 2007-2011 until it lost it's crown to Trinidad Scorpion 'Butch T'.
Bhut Jolokia is Native to Central America and grown as a vegetable, Capsicum chinense is a tropical herb that is 70-80 cm tall. C. chinense varieties are well known for their unique flavours and many have exceptional heat. The hottest peppers in the world are members of this species, with Scoville Heat Unit scores of over 2 million. The leaves are compound with each leaf composed of 3 leaflets. The flowers found in the axils of leaves. They are white and occur singly or in clusters of two. The fruit is used as a flavouring and spice. It has tonic and antiseptic properties. It increases perspiration, reduces pain sensitivity, and stimulates the circulatory and digestive systems.
Bhut Jolokia is still one of the hottest pepper in the world and if you compare its SHU to a Jalapeno chilli at a mere 2,000 5,000 SHU, it puts into perspective why the Indian Government is experimenting with using it in hand-grenades! It originates from the Assam region of Indian. Bhut Jolokia pods measure 5-7.5cm long by 2.5cm wide, they have a bulbous top and are slightly elongated with a bumpy pitted texture.
Each chilli ripens from lime green to orange to red & the different shades on each pod are very attractive. The plants grow to about 90cm tall and they may require staking, if they become too top heavy. As the saying goes all good things come to those who wait and unfortunately Bhut Jolokia seeds are quite difficult & temperamental to germinate so patience is needed. It may take up to 40 days or more and care is needed to ensure the seed receives the right amount of water to aid germination. If overwatered the seed will rot before germination occurs and too little water means the seed won't germinate either.
The seeds should be sown in either a heated propagator or a heated greenhouse and kept at a constant high temperature. In order to produce fruit successfully, the seed should be sown early in the season and the plants must be kept at a constant high temperature and watered as required. Bhut Jolokia can need a little extra help with pollination either by hand-pollinating and/or placing near to a Habanero type chilli pepper. It is not uncommon for the first flowers to drop before setting chillies but others should follow. Not an easy chilli to grow but great for the really dedicated chilli enthusiast!
Handle peppers with extreme caution, keep out of reach of children and immature adults!!
PLEASE NOTE - we do not recommend growing chillies on a windowsill, especially the hotter varieties. Chillies need a constant and consistent temperature to germinate and windowsills above radiators do not provide the ideal conditions.
Bhut Jolokia Chilli Seed Information
|Seeds Per Pack:
|Sow Hot Scale:
||1,000,000 SHU (View the Scoville Scale)
|When to Sow:
||January - April
|Time to Fruit:
||August - October
When to Sow your Bhut Jolokia Chilli Seeds
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