|Heat level||extremely hot|
|Scoville Heat Units (SHU)||800,000 - 1,500,000|
- Later season pepper that needs to be started early in our area. It does quite well in 2 gallon pots, but much better in the open ground or larger container. Pods are conical and crinkled, they turn from light green to red color, 2.5-3" long and 1" in diameter at the stem end, Extremely hot and very flavorful and aromatic. (6 seeds / packet)
- local nursery
Year grown: 2014
- Reportedly one of the world’s hottest chilli with an official Scoville heat rating (SHU) of 1,001,304 SHU, twice that of the previous record holder, the Red Savina.
- According to Wikipedia, Bhut Jolokia is an interspecific hybrid cultivated in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur. There was initially some confusion and disagreement about whether it was a Capsicum frutescens or a Capsicum chinense pepper, but DNA tests showed it to be an interspecies hybrid, mostly C. chinense with some C. frutescens genes.
- First offered in the Seed Savers 2010 Yearbook by Gary W. Maness of Greensboro, North Carolina (NC MA G) (seeds from NC JO R 2008) and Harry Martz of Imler, Pennsylvania (PA MA H), seeds from NMSU Chile Pepper Institute.
- Assamese: ভোট-জলকীয়া
Also known as
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2015||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
|2013||7 + 2 (as Ghost Pepper)||0|
|2012||7 + 2 (as Ghost Pepper)||0|
|2011||1 + 1 (as Ghost Pepper)||0|
|2010||2 + 1 (as Ghost Pepper)||0|
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