Bhut Jolokia Chocolate

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Bhut Jolokia Chocolate
Classification C. chinense
Type habanero
Fruit color brown
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 Chocolate - ripe fruit. 2014-09-30.


Late maturing. 3' tall plants. Chocolate colored pods. Extremely hot and very aromatic, just like the original red Bhut Jolokia. The seeds that we purchased at Nicky's Nursery were not pure, and some plants produced red pods. We have collected seeds only from correct plants. (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 chocolate 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.
  • This is believed to be a natural variant of Bhut Jolokia.
  • 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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