Pepper Chile Ghost, Bhut Jolokia HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Ghost, Bhut Jolokia HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum chinense

Item #0273

100 days from transplating. Originating in India, the 'Bhut Jolokia’s' powerful heat is rated over 1,000,000 Scoville heat units. That’s up to 10 times hotter than a habanero or Scotch bonnet, and 400 times hotter than a jalapeño. Use it to spice up salsa, hot sauce, chile, or Indian cuisine if you are brave of heart and palate!

This packet yields approximately 8 plants when started indoors.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
10-35 Days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:
3'

Thinning:
Start indoors, plant seedlings 24" apart outside


When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when air temperature is at least 70°F, and soil temperature is at least 65°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°‒90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: Can also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Special sowing & germination instructions: Pepper seed germinates best in very warm soil; between 75°F and 80°F. Either use a heat mat under your seed starting tray, or place tray in a warm room during the day. Do not overwater, but keep soil just slightly moist. Make sure the potting containers are big enough that the plants’ roots will not be constricted; if seedlings become rootbound, the plants' growth may be stunted.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

*ONLINE/CATALOG EXCLUSIVE

Customer Photos:
Send your photo to us

Learn & Grow

View all Articles

Peppers: Sow and Grow Guide

While we have some general information on seed starting indoors, we receive a lot of customer requests for additional tips and tricks on sowing and…

More…

Seed Starting Basics

SEED GARDENING IS THE MOST REWARDING TYPE OF GARDENING!

To take a small, dormant capsule of life and unlock its culinary and/or…

More…

The Secret is in the Soil

What is Soil?

Soil is a diverse mix of substances, teeming with life and composed of minerals, decayed plant and animal matter, water, and air. It…

More…