Pepper Bhut Jolakia

Botanical Name: 
Capsicum frutescens

Also known as Naga Jolokia, Ghost pepper or ghost chili. Bhut Jolakia is considered the hottest chile pepper in the world. Ripe peppers measure 2” to 3” long and 1” wide with an orange or red color. Give Bhut jolokia plenty of room to grow, especially if you plant it in the ground. These chili peppers can grow to 5' high by 5' wide in ideal conditions.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Herbs & Vegetables
Pepper Bhut Jolakia
Plant Type: 
Mature Size: 
4' to 5'
Full sun
Soil Type: 
Clay; loam; sand; acidic; alkaline; well drained
Planting Time: 
April to October

Caution should be used when handling, wash hands and avoid the eyes.
Scoville heat scale 8000,000 - 1,000,000
 Plant outside after last frost or April 15th. Space 1 ½ to 1’ apart. Dig hole 2-3 times larger than root ball. Mix in ¼ to 1/3 compost, backfill, press lightly and water deeply. After a few weeks, before blossoms appear, give the plant ¼ to ½ cup organic vegetable fertilizer. Water deeply and thoroughly and do not allow to dry completely. Too little water will cause “dog - tail” or curled misshapen peppers.
To harvest snip the stems with scissors or clippers