Bhut Jolokia

The chili pepper was obtained thanks to the genetic improvement of the family Capsicum Chinese and Capsicum Frutescens. It is called "Snake Chilli" in Assam or Bih Jolokia (Bih stands for poisonous), but its most famous name is Ghost Chilli because it is difficult to cultivate or according to others because it is able to evoke the soul of those who taste it. 

He was the Guinness holder with about 1,500,000 SHU on average until he was overtaken by Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. 

In addition, Bhut Jolokia is the ingredient of the spray that the police use.

The plant:

The plant is very high and reaches almost 1.30 meters, but it needs a very rich and soft soil where it can sink its roots and grow to produce many peppers. The other element necessary for the correct development is always the sun and the heat, in fact the temperatures must be very high (above 25 º C) in order to allow the plant to develop properly. 

We remind you to pay attention to parasites and water stagnations that are negative for our plants.


We have already mentioned the difficulty of cultivating this plant that needs very high temperatures. It is a particularly sensitive species, do not worry if some seeds will not germinate, in any case we recommend our germination method with paper towels. 

This variety can be cultivated both in greenhouse and outside, both in pot and indoor. If you choose to grow chili in a greenhouse and don’t know how to build, here’s what you need: build a greenhouse for your chili peppers.

In short, choose the cultivation method you like best and remember that Bhut Jolokia needs very high temperatures to grow well. After that, a few simple tips: water the plant regularly and avoid exceeding in order not to rot the roots. In the "colder" months like May try to avoid watering the plant every day, while doing it during the summer for probably the earth will dry up very quickly.


The fruit reaches up to 9 cm long and 3 cm wide. It has an elongated shape, but compared to the Raga Viper is rounder. The color of the ripe fruit is flaming red, just like its unusual spiciness.


It is one of the hottest peppers in the world for which it is used as a component of the police pepper spray, also in India, where it was born, is used to counter the arrival of insects or other dangerous animal species. Its spiciness was tested by a tangle of Indian researchers who tried to detonate a pseudo-grenade that made the air breathable and therefore forces anyone to flee. 

It is a very versatile chili pepper that lends itself well to becoming the biological version of a pesticide that could be used by farmers to avoid all chemicals that damage the environment.