I discovered what I am calling the caramel bhut jolokia in my garden in 2011. In 2010 my neighbor gave me a few chocolate bhut jolokia pods. I kept the seeds and grew them out in 2011. I grew 6 chocolate bhut jolokia plants. 5 of them were normal looking chocolate bhuts but one plant produced pods that were more of a caramel color. Even while still green the pods were noticeably different. They were a very light green, almost neon looking. I’ve shared some seeds from the caramel bhuts with growers around the world. I will be growing them again next year too and am hoping they grow true.
Here are 3 bhut jolokias. From left to right we have a caramel bhut jolokia, chocolate bhut jolokia and a red bhut jolokia.
Here’s a caramel bhut jolokia and a chocolate bhut jolokia:
Here’s how the caramel jolokias looked when green / ripening:
Compared to my chocolate bhut jolokias there is s noticeable difference in color:
While I’m not sure if this will grow true in 2012 I’m sure going to try. If I sent you seeds or pods or you have pictures you would like to share please feel free to post them here or send them to me and I will post the.
More to follow as I grow this out in 2012.