This is a very rare pepper and a must have to grow in your garden! It is a variant from the Bhut Jolokia, also known as the Ghost Chile or Ghost Pepper. The Purple Ghost plant will grow over 2.5 tall and its pods will mature from a dull purple to deep purple, and then to red at ripened stage. You could grow the traditional red pepper in your garden, but why not add more color and variety? You will also see dark green leaves and white flowers as the Purple Bhut Jolokia continues to grow. The peppers are about 1 inch with a wrinkly, elongated shape. The flavor will be intensely hot with a sweet flavor, so make sure to have milk or ice cream nearby!
WARNING: Plants adjust to small, gradual changes in their environment better than sudden shifts, which is what the hardening off process is all about. Just as you get burned when you bare your untanned skin to the sun, leaves of plants started indoors will develop pale, sunburned patches if they are suddenly exposed to too much sun. The story has a happier ending when you introduce seedlings to bright light and sheltered breezes gradually, over a period of one to three weeks.
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 800,000-1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units
Type: Super Hot
Length: 4-6 Inches Tall
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