bhut jolokia chilli pepper Bhut Jolokia Chilli Pepper Capsicum chinense

How to sow bhut jolokia chilli pepper: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off

Sun requirement for bhut jolokia chilli pepper: Plant in Full Sun

Bhut Jolokia Chilli Pepper has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.

The Ghost, or Bhut jolokiai, pepper is a hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens native to India. It is one of the world's hottest chili peppers, with a rating of more than 1 million Scoville heat units. Ripe peppers are 60-85mm long and can have red, yellow, orange, or chocolate skin that is very thin compared to other peppers. The red fruit variety can be smooth or rough and wrinkled. Ghost Peppers are extremely variable because they are interspecific hybrids - there is a wide range in fruit sizes and production per plant. Ghost peppers are used fresh and dried as a food and spice. The plant requires consistent heat and moisture and a growing season of at least three months of temperatures over 21°C. They can be grown in containers indoors to maintain these conditions.

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living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

21 weeks

First harvest expected

21 weeks after planting



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bhut jolokia chilli pepper is a variety of Capsicum chinense

Scientific names

Capsicum chinense

Alternate names

ghost pepper
ghost chili pepper
red naga chilli
ghost chilli

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