Ghost Bhut Jolokia Chile Pepper Seeds

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This packet sows up to 6 plants when started indoors.
Availability: In Stock
Originating in India, the 'Bhut Jolokia's' powerful heat is rated over 1,000,000 Scoville heat units. That's up to 10 times hotter than a habanero or Scotch bonnet, and 400 times hotter than a jalapeño. Use it to spice up salsa, hot sauce, chili, or Indian cuisine if you are brave of heart and palate!
$5.99 8 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense

Days to Maturity: 100 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Northeastern India

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 16"–48" tall, 24" wide

Variety Information: 2½"–3" long, 1" wide fruits that often have a bumpy texture and turn from green to orange-red or brilliant scarlet.

Attributes: Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18" – 24" apart outside

Harvesting: Harvest when mature size, firm, and when peppers have turned 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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