Red ghost pepper Bhut Jolokia 10+ fresh seeds
Bhut Jolokia (Bhut Jolokia, Naga Jolokia, Ghost Pepper, Naga Jolokia)
The record holder for sharpness - from 2007 to 2010, it was considered the hottest pepper in the world, after which it lost the championship to Chile Infinity. The sharpness of Bhut Jolokia exceeds 1 million units on the Scoville scale, meaning it is as much as 400 times sharper than the popular Tabasco sauce! For comparison, the burning power of pure capsaicin, a chemical that affects the sharpness of pepper, is 16 million units on the Scoviel scale. The climate has a significant impact on the acuteness of Bhut Jolokia. So, its pods grown in hot conditions can be more than twice as hot as the crop of the same variety of chili obtained in arid areas.

Bhut Jolokia is popular in the cuisine of India and Bangladesh as a seasoning and ingredient for a variety of dishes. This pepper is eaten both fresh and dried. It gives marinades, curries and chutneys not only extreme sharpness, but also a specific apricot flavor. It is suitable for making tomato salsa, pepper oil, which is added to stews, and homemade mayonnaise with spices.

Use this chili the same way as Habanero, but remember that Bhut Jolokia is much sharper. Be careful not to touch its pods without gloves and take care of your eyes when working with it.

In some parts of India and Bangladesh, Bhut Jolokia is used against stomach pain and as a means to combat the summer heat - eating it causes increased sweating, which helps reduce body temperature. Locals in North-Eastern India smear it on the fences of their homes to scare away wild elephants. Due to the extreme burning power of Bhut Jolokia, it is also used to make non-lethal weapons such as tear gas and smoke bombs.

Distribution and ecology
It is an interspecific hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens. It comes from the state of Assam in India, in nature it grows mainly in North-Eastern India and Bangladesh, and is found in Sri Lanka. It is cultivated in the Indian States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.

The word bhut in Assamese means "Ghost", so in the West, where this variety of chili got in 2000, it is often called pepper Ghost. Another well - known name for this pepper is Naga Jolokia.

Botanical description
Peppers of the unselected Bhut Jolokia variety from India are extremely diverse in appearance. Plants with a height of 45 to 120 cm differ in fruit shape and yield. Ripe pods 60 - 85 mm long have a very thin skin with dents that easily bursts, and are colored red, yellow, orange or chocolate.

Bhut Jolokia is not difficult to grow, it is recommended for both Amateur and advanced gardeners.
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