Pepper Seeds - Hot - Yellow Ghost (BHUT JOLOKIA)
- 10 Seeds per Packet
- Maturity: 80 Days from Planting
- Heat Level: 855,000 – 1,000,000 SHUs
- Type: Super Hot Pepper
- Appearance: 2-3" triangular, pointed fruits with wrinkled yellow skin
- Comparison: Hotter than the average Habanero
- Variety: Yellow-skinned version of Bhut Jolokia
- Taste: Intense and unique flavor
History: The Bhut Jolokia, also known as the "Ghost Pepper", has its roots in the Indian subcontinent. It was once recognized as the world's hottest chili pepper by the Guinness World Records in 2007. The Yellow Bhut Jolokia is a vibrant variant of this famed pepper, with a distinct color but sharing the same fiery lineage. This variant is not as commonly grown as the red or chocolate types, making it a sought-after variety among hot pepper enthusiasts.
Uses: With its intense heat and unique flavor, the Yellow Bhut Jolokia is a versatile ingredient for hot sauces, salsas, and culinary experiments aimed at adding a spicy kick. It's not for the faint-hearted but offers a distinctive taste that can't be matched by many other chilies. The yellow variant provides a slightly different flavor profile than the traditional red, making it a favorite for those looking to explore diverse spicy flavors.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: Starting the Yellow Bhut Jolokia seeds indoors is recommended, about 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Opt for well-drained soil, with a pH level of 6.0-6.8. When the seedlings are ready and the outdoor temperature is consistently above 60°F (15°C), transplant them, maintaining a distance of at least 18 inches between plants. They thrive in full sunlight and require consistent watering without making the soil waterlogged. As the plant grows, be ready to handle the fruits with caution, using gloves. The peppers will transition from a green to a bright yellow as they mature, indicating they're ready to be harvested and enjoyed.