5 Bhut Jolokia / Ghost Pepper Varieties

Here’s a picture of 5 bhut jolokia varieties I’m growing this year. Starting with red and moving clockwise: red bhuts, peach bhuts, chocolate bhuts, yellow bhuts and caramel bhuts.

 

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25 Responses to 5 Bhut Jolokia / Ghost Pepper Varieties

  1. Andrew says:

    Those look pretty tasty!

  2. Great pic! Those caramel bhuts look amazing. Which of those has the best flavor, in your opinion?

  3. Thanks man, same goes for you. I come here as often as I can. Sometimes, you just have so much chile knowledge and info that you need to spare the ones you love and just start a blog!

  4. carlos says:

    Hi,Pepper Seed,i just got a hold of some douglah,and b.jolokia choco,seeds to add variety to my listing i want to resale them ,my problem is i don’t have pictures ,never have grown either one,need some please help
    Thanks Carlos

  5. Jim says:

    Hey, I was given a partially grown plant by friend of mine from India as he was leaving the country. He claimed it was a Jolokia “ghost pepper” plant. I am in Okinawa, Japan. The peppers that are ripening on this plant don’t look like any of the pictures I’ve found online for the Bhut Jolokia though. Is there a shorter, rounder, orangish Jolokia pepper? I’m not sure if I maybe should just leave them on the plant longer? I thought when they changed color from green to orange they wouldn’t change in shape anymore… But I’m no professional. I’ve got a picture or two if it’ll help. Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Jim says:

      After looking at your pictures they’re shaped a lot like the 2011 7 Pot Jonah peppers you had, just (very) slightly smaller and Orange, not red… 3 weeks on the plant orange, not picked early (I don’t think… but I’ve never grown peppers before.)

    • Jim says:

      OMFG!
      They’re HOT!
      I went ahead and picked one and ate half of it…
      OMFG!
      Medium thickness but tender and kinda pulpy.
      Initially bitter on the tip of my tongue with a long fruity(center)/woody(edge) after taste in my mouth, profuse sweating and then massive salivating…
      Very mild burning in stomach (probably from swallowing so much saliva), but overall pleasant effect.
      The heat started in the back of my throat built up like a tidal wave and proceeded to my face (took about 2 min.) but it felt like magma was spewing from my trachea! Didn’t fade until almost 25 minutes later. Still had an actual fever (over 100deg) until 95 min afterwards.
      I’m not a rookie to peppers btw, I was raised in Texas and can eat Habaneros and Mexican Poppers six ways from Sunday with no problem…
      Sorry to post Again on my own post.
      But I’m interested in growing peppers now.
      Never considered it before.
      But it’s very rewarding! I think I’ll get some more seeds and try some other strains as well!
      The weather here in Okinawa is perfect for growing year round from what I can tell…
      Anyways, I’m more curious than ever to know what kind of pepper this was that I ate! I’m gonna press the rest of it and add it to some curry tonight!

      • pepperseed says:

        Hey Jim,

        Yea, you probably have a cross of some kind, no doubt it’s hot 🙂 Glad to see you getting on board the pepper growing train…it’s fun!

  6. Hina says:

    Hello
    Please let me know how much will u charge for 10 seed from each peper type
    Thank you

  7. Hina says:

    Hello
    Please let me know how much will u charge for 5 seed from rack pepper
    Thank you

  8. josh says:

    so happy i found this sight! planting my own ghost peppers this year, hopefully with better results than last year.

  9. Owen says:

    Hi, I have been growing a Ghost Pepper “Bhut Jolokia” for about 2 years. Very hot, intense flavor , and also sweet. I can’t find a picture that resembles mine at all.
    If you see the pictures of mine and recognize it , please let me know.

    Maybe mine is just abnormal.. ha.

    Thanks for your opinions.

    • pepperseed says:

      If the pepper on your site (http://deadmouthjerky.com/) is what you’re calling a bhut jolokia / ghost pepper sorry to let you know that’s not what you’re growing. I’m almost 99% sure the pepper pictured on your site is a Caribbean Red. Hot and tasty but no where near bhut jolokia / ghost pepper heat.

      • owen says:

        Thank you for your feedback,if true that is def disappointing as the pack of seeds claimed Bhut Jolokia. Oh well, is a huge nice plant and the peppers are Hot.:-(

  10. owen says:

    I did find this posting and looks just like mine, with the Tip. the Caribbean Red, looks similar, but no tip http://homeguides.sfgate.com/many-peppers-ghost-pepper-plant-yield-73289.html..

    • pepperseed says:

      The picture on that page is wrong too, that’s not a bhut jolokia / ghost pepper. Here’s a picture of 3 Caribbean Reds and a Bhut Jolokia I took this morning. As you can see they don’t look at all alike. You can get some variation on the tip as well.

  11. Louise says:

    Hi pepperseed, I love growing Naga morich, I got my seeds from pods brought by my hubby’s relative over from Bangladesh. I ended up with 3 different types. Dark green with a mainly smooth skin, very pale bumpy skin, and bumpy skin but mid green. I was interested in your blog especially in the yellow bhut. I am growing the chocolate bhut, and notice it is much more elongated with distinctly wrinkled bumpy skin and extreme heat. Can you advise me where to get yellow bhut seeds.

  12. erica says:

    I grew some ghost peppers this year, but only one grew. I live in California, is that the reason that they didn’t grow?

  13. Ivar says:

    Hi
    i have a plant that was supposed to be ghost chili. It looks just like the red ones in your picture -only five times smaller. when one was very small, about two centimeters i tasted it ( still green) it wasnt very hot , maybe a little less than a habanero. i thought they were getting bigger, but they stopped in growth and two days later two had turned orange/red. can they continue to grow after they have turned red? If not, is it not a ghost or is it some kind of mini variety? Could it be because it was planted quite late in the season, the plant is only about 30 centimeters?
    /Ivar

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