Ghost pepper: Bhut jolokia
- 20 Seeds Per Pack
- Alternative Names: Bhut Jolokia, Red Naga King, Naga Jolokia,Naga Morich, Ghost Chilli Pepper
- Origin: Northeastern India (Nagaland, Assam)
- Scientific Name: Capsicum Chinense
- Scoville Heat Units: 1,041,427 SHU
- It held the World’s Hottest Pepper title for 4 years from 2007-2011
- Germination rate: > 70%
- Days to Fruit : 90 Days
Also known as Naga Jolokia, Naga Morich, Bih Jolokia, u-morok, GhostPepper, Ghost chili pepper, or Red Naga chilli, the Bhut Jolokia iscultivated in the Nagaland and Assam region of northeastern India and parts of neighboring Bangladesh.
The word Bhut, given from the Bhutias people, means “ghost” and was probably given the name because of the way the heat sneaks up on the one who eats it. The Bhut Jolokia has been around for many centuries, butwas only introduced to the western world in 2000. In 2007 The GhostPepper was certified as the hottest Chili Pepper on the planet inThe Guinness Book of World Records. Ghost Pepper is the super hotpepper that started it all. All the way from Assam, India it is the first hot pepper to break the 1 million scoville mark. Now a pepper has to reach 1 million SHU to even get on the top 10 hottest list.Some still think the Ghost Pepper is still the world’s hottest, butit is far from it. It held the World’s Hottest Pepper title for 4years from 2007-2011. Ripe peppers measure 60 to 85 mm (2.4 to 3.3 in) long and 25 to 30 mm (1.0 to 1.2 in) wide with a red, yellow, orange, or chocolate color. The unselected strain of Bhut jolokia from India is an extremely variable plant, with a wide range in fruit sizes and fruit production per plant, and offers a huge potential for developing much better strains through selection in the future. Bhut jolokia pods are unique among peppers, with their characteristic shape, and very thin skin.
TASTE(AND HEAT): The first flavor you will notice is an intense sweetchili flavor, the heat does not kick in for 30 – 45 seconds. Oncethe heat kicks in, expect sweating, watery eyes, hiccups andshortness of breath. The burning generally intensifies over 10 – 15minutes and subsides after 30 – 40 minutes.