Ghost pepper – Bhut Jolokia

There are many different varieties of chilli out there. There are some chilli which are very mild, while others are extremely hot. I have some Bird’s eye chilli plants growing in my conservatory for the last 2 years. These are reasonably hot, but I wanted to grow some extremely hot chilli as well. Hence I bought the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost pepper) plant, which was at one point in time the hottest chilli in the world (in 2007).

The rating of how spicy hot a chilli tastes, is based on the Scoville scale. To put things into perspective take a look at this list:Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 12.28.19

Here are some images of the Bhut Jolokia.

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Bhut Jolokia flower
Bhut Jolokia flower
Green Bhut Jolokia
Green Bhut Jolokia chilli
Ripening Bhut jolokia
Ripening Bhut Jolokia chilli
Ripening Bhut Jolokia
Ripening Bhut Jolokia chilli
Fully ripe Bhut Jolokia
Fully ripe Bhut Jolokia chilli
Bhut Jolokia flower - UV
Bhut Jolokia flower – UV
Green Bhut Jolokia -UV
Green Bhut Jolokia -UV
Ripening Bhut Jolokia - UV
Ripening Bhut Jolokia – UV
Ripe Bhut Jolokia - UV
Ripe Bhut Jolokia – UV

 These chilli do take quite a long time to ripen, but they are well worth the wait. Definitely hotter than most chilli available out there. This should add further spice to hot dishes, and take them to a whole new level of spicy heat.

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