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Ghost Pepper Seeds - Bhut Jolokia Pepper Seeds

Ghost Pepper Seeds - Bhut Jolokia Pepper Seeds

  • Germination rate: 93%
  • Plant size: 4 ft.
  • Pod size: 2-3"
  • Origin: India
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 855,000-1,041,427
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The Red Ghost Pepper, AKA the Bhut Jolokia chili, is an heirloom variety coming from India that was at one point the hottest pepper in the world! The hot Ghost Pepper chili took the crown in 2007, and held the record for 4 years! 

This is the hottest commercially grown pepper in the world! Our seeds have been field-tested for years and are sheer perfection. Grow these plants in your garden and watch the stretch up to 4 ft. tall, with some growing even taller! These 3" pods even look menacing - with a wrinkly texture and conical shape, these pepper mature from a sweet and innocent green to a fiery hot red.

Most ghost peppers run around the 900,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Unit) mark, but they have been recorded at over 1,000,000 SHUs! As one of the spiciet peppers in the world, the Indian Army once weaponized these to make chili hand grenades (what?!). The fruity and berry-like flavors from the Ghost make these impeccable additions to hot sauce and salsa, as well as a great chili powder when dried. We only recommend eating this pepper for brave, steel-gutted pepper heads - just ask our team members!

  • Species: Capsicum Chinense
  • Heat Level: 855,000–1,041,427 Scoville Heat Units  
  • Type: Super Hot
  • Flavor: Fruity, Berry
  • Germination Rate: 93%
  • Origin: India
  • Pod Size: 2-3"
  • Plant Height: 4 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 150+ Days

Try other Ghost Pepper Varieties and enjoy the same stinging heat! Explore our other Super Hot Pepper Seeds that you can grow in your own garden.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 112 reviews
David Fisher
Basement Ghosts

I put a little greenhouse frame and cover in my basement. Under lights with a small electric heater. 18 hours of light with 6 hours of rest. I have 95% germination. They look gorgeous and are thriving!! Very satisfied..

Edward Aguon
Trusted company (pepper Joe’s)

I ordered 50 seeds and got about 98% of them popped up.
Thank you pepper Joe’s,
Ed Aguon
Guam 🇬🇺

Awesome seeds

Only planted 5 of the 10 seeds that came, all of them grew amazing can’t wait to be on fire this summer

Excellent germination

I achieved 100% germination with these seeds. Well packaged, fast shipping and good service.

Ray Page

Too early to tell. Planting soon.