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Ghost Pepper

  • Ghost Peppers, scientifically known as Bhut Jolokia, are the ultimate choice for those seeking the pinnacle of spiciness. These potent peppers are native to the Northeastern regions of India, where they have been revered for centuries for their intense heat and robust flavor profile.


    With a Scoville rating that can exceed 1,000,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units), Ghost Peppers are among the world's spiciest chili peppers. A single bite packs a punch that will make even the most experienced chili aficionados break a sweat. Handle with caution, but savor the heat!


    Beyond their scorching heat, Ghost Peppers offer a complex and smoky flavor profile that adds depth to your culinary creations. You'll detect hints of earthiness, fruitiness, and an intense smokiness that makes them perfect for enhancing the taste of your dishes.


    Handle Ghost Peppers with care, and always wear gloves when working with them. Keep them out of reach of children and pets, and be mindful of their intense heat during preparation.


    Seeds per pack: 15

    • Ghost Peppers thrive in warm climates with plenty of sunlight. Select a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Ensure well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0, which is slightly acidic.

    • Plant the seeds in seed trays or small pots filled with seed starting mix. Maintain a warm temperature (around 80-90°F or 27-32°C) to encourage germination, using a seedling heat mat if necessary. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

    • Once the seedlings have developed a couple of true leaves and are about 2-3 inches tall, transplant them into larger pots or directly into your garden. Ensure proper spacing (about 18-24 inches apart) between plants.

    • Ghost Peppers prefer slightly moist soil. Water them thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, but avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot.

    • Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or a specially formulated pepper fertilizer according to package instructions. Begin fertilizing when the plants have grown a few inches tall and continue throughout the growing season.

    • Ghost Pepper plants can become top-heavy with fruit. Stake or provide support to prevent them from toppling over.

    • Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids and caterpillars. Use organic pest control methods or insecticidal soap as needed. Ghost Peppers can be susceptible to fungal diseases. Ensure good air circulation and avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk.

    • Ghost Peppers typically mature in 100-120 days after transplanting. Harvest peppers when they have reached their full size and have turned a vibrant red, but you can pick them when they are green if you prefer a milder heat. Wear gloves when handling Ghost Peppers to protect your skin from the intense heat.

    • Prune the lower branches and leaves as the plant grows to improve airflow and reduce the risk of disease.
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