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:

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:

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. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 and 10, can also sow in late summer for fall/winter 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; if seedlings become rootbound, the plants' growth may be stunted.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford


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