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Bhut Jolokia (s)

Bhut Jolokia (Chilli seeds)
speciesCapsicum chinense
varietyBhut Jolokia
heat [SHU]800,000 - 1,000,000
average length x diameter [mm]70 x 25
average fruit weight [g]5.5
average plant height x diameter [cm]120 x 60
originIndia

fruit:

  • thin-walled, oblong, slightly bumpy and wrinkled
  • red-orange colour
  • usually 6-8 cm in length, 2-3 cm in diameter
  • extremely strong heat with rapid onset
  • subtle and unmistakable aroma
  • CAUTION: the yellowish droplets on the inner walls of ripe fruit may burn your skin

plant:

  • pointed, ovoid, smooth and veiny leaves
  • up to 150 cm tall
  • branched, with a firm stem
  • white or green-white flowers

cultivation:

  • longer vegetation period and ripening of the fruit
  • bettern sown in January, seedlings thrive in additional lighting
  • cultivate ideally in a properly ventilated glass or plastic green-house

use:

  • extremely hot sauce
  • dried and ground for seasoning

curiosities:

  • 2007-2012: Guniess world record holder for the hottest chilli
  • originated in the states of Assam and Nagaland in India
  • the original regional varieties have a wide variability of phenotype

synonyms:

  • Bhot Jolokia
  • Naga Jolokia

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