Ghost Pepper / Bhut Jolokia Pepper, HOT (Capsicum annuum) is a type of chili pepper native to Northeast India. It is one of the hottest peppers in the world, with a Scoville rating (a measure of a pepper's heat) of over 1 million units, making it up to 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
The Ghost Pepper has a unique shape and appearance, with a wrinkled and gnarled skin that is typically red, orange, or yellow when ripe. It is also available in dried and powdered form.
The flavor of the Ghost Pepper is complex, with a sweet and fruity taste initially, followed by an intense, searing heat that can linger for several minutes. It is often used in spicy dishes, hot sauces, and marinades, as well as for medicinal purposes in some cultures.
Due to its extreme heat, it is important to handle Ghost Peppers with caution, wearing gloves and avoiding contact with the eyes or other sensitive areas of the body.
Botanical name : Capsicum annuum
Common name : Ghost/Bhut Jolokia Pepper, HOT
Size at maturity : 2”-4”
Days to maturity : 100-120
Light requirement : Full sun
Planting time : Summer, fall
Sowing method : Direct sow
Planting depth : ¼”
Plant Spacing : 18”
ships : Year-round
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 4,000