How to Grow Bhut Jolokia Peppers

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Bhut Jolokia Peppers - Some like it Hot, Very Hot

Bhut Jolokia peppers are one of the hottest peppers on the planet. They are also known as ghost peppers, because the heat level is so high, that if you eat it, you feel like you are going to die. Native to India and Sri Lanka, Bhut Jolokia peppers thrive in warm weather climates. And, they need a year or two to begin to produce peppers.

Tipping the scale- Ghost peppers have been measured at 855,000 to 1,041,427 on the Scoville Scale for their “heat”.

Uses: Hot sauces, relishes, recipes fiery chicken wings, recipes calling for hot peppers, and even eaten raw! In all honesty, I wonder who could take the heat.

How to Grow Bhut Jolokia Peppers

Ghost pepper seeds can be hard to start. Germination rates may be low. We recommend starting seeds indoors, with a heated germination mat.

Bhut peppers can take a few years to begin to produce peppers.

Grow plants in full sun. Keep soil evenly moist.

Ghost pepper plants need rich soil and lots of fertilizer.

Plants will grow 6′ to 8′ tall, producing hundreds of peppers. Fruit is about three inches long, turning from green to red.

Important tip: Use gloves when harvesting and handling Jolokia peppers.

Ideal Soil pH: 5.5 – 7.0. Ideal Soil pH for all vegetables.

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