Ghost Chilli Seeds (Bhut Jolokia)
Ghost Chilli, also known as Bhut Jolokia, is an EXTREMELY HOT chilli that comes in at an incredible 1,001,304 Scoville heat units (SHU). For context – a cayenne comes in between 30,000-50,000 SHU and a jalapeño has a SHU rating of 2,500-8,000. Coming from North-eastern India, it is also sometimes known as the King Chilli. The spiciness of the chilli will kick in after 30 seconds and can hang around for up to 30 minutes!
In 2007, the Ghost Chilli was certified as the world’s hottest chilli pepper by the Guinness World Records, before being passed by the Trinidad Scorpion and Carolina Reaper in the following years.
Pick chillies when they have ripened to a red colour for maximum heat. Start seeds inside and create a warm, humid environment for them to germinate.
Due to its extreme heat, please handle seeds with caution. DO NOT touch eyes or sensitive areas after handling seeds or fruit and do not consume a Ghost Chilli whole. It is best to avoid these if you are pregnant, skin allergies, have asthma, heart condition(s), or digestive sensitivities.
10 seeds per pack
When to sow?
Start seeds indoors late Winter in a warm, humid environment.
How to sow?
In punnets, bury seeds approximately 2.5cm deep.
Allow up to 35 days for seedlings to emerge. Soil temperature of 23-35°C.
Do not let the soil dry out but avoid over watering.