Aji, Ghost Pepper, Bhut jolokia Capsicum chinense Bhut jolokia

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Botanical Name:

Capsicum chinense Bhut jolokia

Family:

Solanaceae

Genus:

Capsicum

Species:

chinense

Cultivar:

Bhut jolokia

Common Name:

Aji, Ghost Pepper, Bhut jolokia

Height:
2-3 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
annual

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: Plant seeds approximately 1/4-1/2" deep in moist, well drained potting soil. Start seeds in small containers from 8-10 weeks prior to the last frost date. Soil temperature must be kept at 75-90F for proper germination.
Other: A Giberellic Acid treatment of 250/million is suggested to even out results. Germination will occur between 4-16 weeks.
In a Nutshell:
* In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia) was the world's hottest chili pepper, 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce!
* Bhut Jolokia pods are unique among peppers, with their characteristic shape, and very thin skin.
* It is used in both fresh and dried forms, to not only "heat up" curries, pickles and chutneys, but also to impart two distinct flavours to them. more...