Ghost / Bhut Jolokia Pepper Seeds

"One of the world's hottest peppers"

Sun: Full Sun

Days to Maturity: 120 Days

Scoville Heat Units (SHU): 800,000 - 1,001,300 SHU

Packet: 10 Seeds

Price: $3.99

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Measuring in at over 1 million SHU, the Bhut Jolokia is one of the world's hottest chili peppers. In 2007, it was crowned the worlds hottest pepper. Other names for this pepper include Ghost Pepper and Naga Jolokia. Originating in India, the Bhut Jolokia was introduced to the West in the year 2000. The peppers themselves are 2 to 3 inches long, bright red, and somewhat wrinkled. They can either be used fresh or dried, with many people turning the pepper into a powder to use as a spice. Caution must be used when handling these peppers.

  • Quick Facts

    • Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense

    • Life Cycle: Annual

    • Light Requirement: Full Sun

    • Planting Season: Warm Season

    • Plant Type: Extremely Hot Pepper 800,000 - 1,001,300 Scoville

    • Features: Heirloom, Drought Tolerant, Container Garden, Deer Resistant

    • Fruit Size: 2”-3" Long

    • Days to Maturity: 120 Days

    • Plant Spacing: 12-18 inches

    • Planting Depth: 1/4 inch

    • Sowing Method: Start Indoors, Direct Sow

    • Cold Stratification: No

    • Hardiness Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12, 13