I found what I’m calling the caramel bhut jolokia growing in my garden. I had a number of chocolate bhut jolokias growing and they all looked the same except for one plant. That plant had bright green pods and ripened not quite red and not quite chocolate…more of a caramel color. I sent the seeds out to a number of growers and am also growing 5 plants of my own this season. So far of the 5 I have growing one looks like it’s growing true (unripe pods pictured above), one appears to not be growing true and it’s too early to tell for the other three, none of them have pods yet.
As I mentioned I sent seeds to a number of growers and some of them have been posting pictures online. Here are links to threads/pictures I am aware of. Some of these all full blown “grow logs” so you may have to scroll through a few pages to see the caramel bhut pictures. If you’re growing this from seeds I sent or seeds you received from someone else I’d love to know about it, free to post in the comments below.
Thanks to everyone for growing these!