The Ghost Pepper aka Bhut Jolokia chili was at one point the hottest pepper in the world! If you’ve grown other Bhut Jolokia varieties like our Red, Yellow, Chocolate, Purple, or White seeds, don’t forget to add the stellar Orange Ghost Pepper to your list of peppers to grow. The Orange Bhut Jolokia pepper’s heat is around 900,000 – 1,000,000 SHUs with a great citrusy, Naga flavor and is the most prolific out of all the ghost peppers. The chili plant will produce smoother pods than the other wrinkly Ghosts and might look identical to elongated habaneros.
The Orange Ghost pepper plant will grow to about 3 feet (possibly will grow larger if planted on the ground) and ripen to green, orange, and then red. We must warn you though, the peppers are ready to be eaten when orange and are EXTREMELY hot as it builds up at the first bite. Great for making hot sauce, jams, and powder. We’ve heard you can even brew Ghost peppers to your craft beers!
This is the hottest commercially grown pepper in the world as most ghost peppers run around the 900,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Unit) mark, but they have been recorded at over 1,000,000 SHUs. These original heirloom seeds are out of India and are the finest available. Our seeds have been field-tested for years and are sheer perfection.
Fun Fact: The word “bhut” means ghost, possibly to hint that the heat will creep on you like a ghost!