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Bhut Jolokia Seeds

Bhut Jolokia Seeds

Want to grow something HOT!!?

Our Bhut Jolokia Seeds grow into the infamous Bhut Jolokia Red Ghost Pepper plants which will supply you with all the heat you need! Bhut Jolokia peppers are native to India and need a long growing season or can also be grown indoors or in greenhouses. The chile paste made from these super hot peppers is used for hot sauce, and even for bear spray and tear gas, having a whopping 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units! 

Bhut Jolokia Seeds


This chile became famous because it was the first hottest chile on the planet in 2007. This title was short lived, however, as hotter peppers were identified in the years to come, including the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion with 2,009,231 Scoville Heat Units,  and in 2013 the Carolina Reaper was recognized as the current heat record-holder with it's maximum heat reported at over 2,000,000 Scoville Heat Units!

But we think that Bhut Jolokia's are some of the best peppers to grow because they have amazing heat and flavor that is unlike any other. The heat slowly builds and has a fruity, almost mango flavor that you could call tropical. 

Bhut Jolokia Seeds
The Infamous Bhut Jolokia Ghost Pepper


Bhut Jolokia Seeds come in a variety of flavor and colors, so make sure to check out our Purple Bhut Jolokia seeds, White Bhut Jolokia Seeds, Chocolate Bhut Jolokia Seeds, Yellow Bhut Jolokia Seeds, Peach Bhut Jolokia Seeds, and of course the classic Red Bhut Jolokia Seeds.




 

Bhut Jolokia Seeds

Use Bhut Jolokia in Recipes:

Bhut Jolokia seed are great to grow if you like to make Ghost Pepper Salsa or Hot Sauce or Spicy Chili. It's known for it's extra-hot slow burn. Bhut Jolokia peppers are about 11 times hotter than a typical Habanero or 417 times hotter than a Jalapeño... so they're wicked hot but can make a great hot sauce or wicked spicy Ghost Pepper BBQ sauce.

Bhut Jolokia Ghost Peppers are used to make pepper spray,
so you know these are HOT!!

Bhut Jolokia Seeds

Harvesting & Eating Bhut Jolokia Ghost Peppers:

When the Bhut Jolokia peppers turn to their desired color and mature, pick them. Be careful and make sure to wear gloves when cutting these babies up. Wear eye protection or a full on mask, and be in a well ventilated area, they can really burn your eyes and hands or eyes if you fail to do this.

Wash your hands thoroughly even after removing the gloves to be sure you don't have any of the capsaicin oils on your skin.

Yellow Bhut Jolokia Seeds

We also like to dry them and crush them for sprinkling into recipes, but you can also use fresh Bhut Jolokia peppers in recipes – just make sure dice it finely and add in small doses until you get to the desired heat level. One pepper can go a long way and it will get hotter over time, so don't overdo it, unless you like a lot of pain, sweat and tears. ;) Don't worry if you do, you're not alone, there are lots of chileheads that do! 

Bhut Jolokia Seeds - plant

How to Grow Bhut Jolokia Seeds:

Soak seeds overnight in water. Plant in seed tray or pods in very lose, light soil that is well-draining. Sow one seed in each seedling tray compartment about 1/4” deep into the pre-moistened seedling mix.  We also have had good success starting pepper seeds hydroponically (in water). Provide constant bottom heat, such as from a heating pad to keep the seeds warm around 80° F – 90° F for successful germination. 

Keep the soil consistently moist but never soggy.
Keep out of direct sunlight and use plant lights until after the seeds germinate.


Bhut Jolokia Seeds - seedling

Air Circulation

Once your Bhut Jolokia seeds sprout, make sure there is good air circulation or brush your peppers daily with your hands to prevent dampening off, a common seedling ailment that causes them to shrivel up and die. A light fan breeze or brushing them daily helps them to also grow thicker stems and be stockier, and will be less "leggy." Read more about how to prevent Leggy Pepper Plants »


Bhut Jolokia Seeds - Plant in Garden with Ghost Peppers

For more great tips on growing peppers, check out:
How to Grow Peppers »


Whatever hot pepper seeds you decide to grow, they're all sure to help with your spice-addiction! 

 

 

 

 

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