Bhut Jolokia White

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Bhut Jolokia White
Classification C. chinense
Type habanero
Fruit color white
Fruit shape pendant
Fruit size small
Heat level extremely hot
Scoville Heat Units (SHU) 800,000 - 1,500,000
Maturity midseason
Variety type open-pollinated
Country India
Tatiana Kouchnareva (B.C KO T). Bhut Jolokia White - ripe fruit. 2014-09-30.


Late maturing. 3' tall plants. Creamy white colored pods, smoother than red Bhut Jolokia, very beautiful. Extremely hot and highly aromatic. The seeds that we purchased at Nicky's Nursery were not very pure, as most plants produced red peppers, and only one plant had correct creamy fruits. Perhaps this variant is still not fully stable? (5 seeds / packet)

Seed source:

CV Nicky's Nursery 13

Year grown: 2014

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


  • A creamy-white variant of Bhut Jolokia pepper, which is 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.

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