Bhut Jolokia, Red or Ghost Hot Pepper
100-120 days from transplant. Also known as Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich. Legendary variety, one of the world’s hottest peppers, with readings in excess of 1,000,000 Scoville units! Bhut Jolokia starts out slow but eventually makes tall plants, exceeding 4 feet in favored locations. The thin-walled, wrinkled, pointed fruit reaches 2-3 inches in length, ripening mostly to red.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 7-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-95 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 14-18"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Capsicum chinense
Growing Tips: Start indoors in bright light 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination. Peppers often appreciate a bit of afternoon shade during the hottest summer weather.