Ghost Bhut Jolokia Chile Pepper Seeds


This packet sows up to 12 plants when started indoors.
2.25 out of 5 stars
(4 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Originating in India, the 'Bhut Jolokia' is one of the hottest, naturally-occurring peppers, rated over 1,000,000 Scoville heat units. That's up to 400 times hotter than a jalapeño. Dehydrate and grind the peppers into chili flakes to add a fruity, fiery kick to your plate. Use it to spice up salsa, hot sauce, or Indian cuisine if you are brave of heart and palate!
$2.99 15 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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Ghost Bhut Jolokia Chile Pepper Seeds Reviews

4 reviews

Ghost pepper

1 out of 5 stars May 2, 2021
This seeds came in a very unique packet but non of them geminated.
Sean from GA
Owner Response: Dear Sean, thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. We are sorry to hear you were unable to get them to germinate. We guarantee our seeds so a customer service representative will be contacting you with assistance.

Ghost Bhut Jolokia Chile Pepper Seeds

5 out of 5 stars Jun 2, 2021
These seeds germinated just fine, only 1 out of 8 seeds didn't germinate. They produced a sturdy little seedings (for a chili pepper). They seem to be a little slower growing than some other varieties (such as bell peppers, or cayennes), but that is not at all unusual for hot chili peppers.
Amy from CO

Horrible germination

1 out of 5 stars Feb 14, 2022
None of these seeds germinated and it's been over two months. Grow tent, heat mat, seed starting mix, grow lights and I've successfully grown hot peppers before. Zero germination at $5.99 for 8 seeds is a waste of money.
Pepper grower from TX
Owner Response: Hi "Pepper grower", We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. We do, of course, guarantee our seeds and we are happy to replace them. We will make sure to have customer service reach out to you by email. Rest assured, quality is very important to us and our seeds are tested frequently to ensure the germination rate meets federal and our own standards. We are always happy to help--contact us anytime by phone or email. Happy gardening!

Poor germination

2 out of 5 stars Feb 1, 2023
Out of the 8 seeds, only 2 germinated. With heat mats, grow lights and humidity trays, still nothing. All other peppers I got from you germinated well.
Maggie from NC
Owner Response: Hi Maggie, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We send all of our seeds out to a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed federal standards, therefore we guarantee our seed and we are happy to replace these for you. Feel free to contact us at any time. A customer service representative will be in contact with you soon.

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