Pepper Chile Ghost, Bhut Jolokia Seeds

Pepper Chile Ghost, Bhut Jolokia Seeds

Capsicum chinense

Item #0273

100 days from transplating. Originating in India, the Bhut Jolokia’s powerful heat is rated over 1,000,000 Scoville heat units. That’s up to ten times hotter than a Habanero or Scotch Bonnet, and 400 times hotter than a Jalapeño. Use it to spice up salsa, hot sauce, chile, or Indian cuisine if you are brave of heart and palate!

This packet yields approximately 8 plants when started indoors.

Days to Emerge:
10 - 35 Days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:
3'

Thinning:
Start indoors, plant seedlings 24" apart outside


When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost when air temperature is at least 70°F and soil temperature is at least 65°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 and 10, can also sow in midsummer for fall crop.

Special sowing & germination instructions: Pepper seed germinates best in very warm soil; between 75°F and 80°F. Either use a heat mat under your seed starting tray, or place tray in a warm room during the day. Do not overwater, but keep soil just slightly moist. Make sure the potting containers are big enough that the plants’ roots will not be constricted, or growth may be stunted

Harvesting: Harvest when mature size, firm and when peppers start to turn orange/red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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