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Genghis Khan Brain Pepper Seeds

Genghis Khan Brain Pepper Seeds

  • Germination rate: 85%
  • Plant size: 4+ ft.
  • Origin: Italy
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 1,500,000+
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The Genghis Khan Brain pepper has been grown and developed by the AIASP in Italy. Though the Genghis Khan Brain has been around for a few years, not many are familiar with this rare variety. However, for those who are aware, the heat on this pepper is incredibly hot with an everlasting burn.

Grow these pepper plants and watch them span over 4 ft. tall in your garden. The Genghis Khan Brain chili has a pimply rough-looking outer skin that ripens from green to red.

When it ripens, you'll notice delicious fruity tones and a heat that rivals any other super hot pepper. The heat and scent are close to other red Brain Strain pepper varieties, but the heat cuts through your tongue. Estimated to be over 1,500,000 SHUs, the incredible heat of the Genghis Khan isn't necessarily a throat-grabber, but the oily menace doesn't play games and sticks around long after you take a bite. What a reputation!

  • Species: Capsicum Chinense
  • Heat Level: 1,500,000+ SHUs
  • Type: Super Hot
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • Germination Rate: 85%
  • Origin: Italy
  • Plant Height: 4+ ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 90+ Days

Want to grow unique peppers? Browse through our Rare & Exotic Pepper Seed Collection for more. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Bradley Walters

Genghis Khan Brain Pepper Seeds

Lauren Lindblad
Love the Genghis

These seeds were a free sample 2 years ago. Since I didn’t start the seeds until mid-March of that year and only had it in a pot, my yield wasn’t super the first year. I overwintered 2 of the plants that winter in my garage with grow lights and had a crazy bumper crop last year. So many bottles of hot sauce that we’re still giving them away. It’s a high producer with a great flavor.

Walter Royal
They're coming up

Using a heat mat set at 95° and clear covers over the trays has increased germination significantly over relying on normal ambient temperature in the house. I've held out some seeds to be used in my hydroponic setup. Once I have that tuned up I'll grow them year round along with a number of other plants for salsa, hot sauce, and salads.

Emerson Dudley
Kinda hard to tell this early.

Hard to tell. Out of 15 I germinated and have planted I may have 7 that sprouted. I'll give yall a 5 for the awesome stickers and on good faith for a bountiful harvest. Cheerz.

James Gilmore
Productive super hot pepper

I received Genghis Khan Brain pepper as free seeds in 2020. Since the first two seeds planted didn't germinate in mid-April, I decided to give them another try in June. This time one of two seeds germinated. Since it was really too late to grow them outdoors in Massachusetts by that time, we grew the plant in a hydroponic setup until March 2021. It required lots of pruining, and eventually had to be removed from the hydroponic setup to allow germination of this years peppers. The first few peppers were the correct size, but as time went on we got an abundance of smaller, but very hot fruit. We used these to make some great hot sauce. This years Genghis Khan Brain pepper is outdoors in a container and is now loaded with nicely shaped peppers that are turning bright red. Of the super hots I've grown in the past (Red Ghost, Copenhagen) and ones I'm growing this year (Trinidad Scorpion and Merlot 7 Pot), these are the most prolific.