The plant grows to a height of about 1.20 m, but can also grow shorter depending on the pot. Bhut Jolokia are very productive if they are well cared for. They need a lot of warmth for cultivation, but at the same time the pods have a very long ripening time, so it can take 160 days from sowing to harvest.
Bhut Jolokia fruits are very hot, but also very aromatic. They have a wavy surface and grow to 5 to 8 cm long. They ripen from green to red or, in other varieties, to orange, brown or ivory. It is advisable to wear gloves when harvesting and processing the fruits.
Seeds should be soaked in chamomile tea before sowing to disinfect them. After sowing, the substrate should be kept moist at all times and should not fall below a temperature of 25 °C. Temperatures of 26 °C to 32 °C are ideal. The ideal temperature is between 26°C and 32°C. It usually takes up to 5 weeks until the first seedlings can be seen. It can take five to six months from sowing to ripening of the fruits.
Bhut Jolokia is a chilli species that originates from north-east India and is also known as "ghost chilli". In Assam and Nagaland in India, the chillies are traditionally used for cooking, especially in fish and meat dishes. The spiciness of the jolokia is also used in medicine to relieve pain, among other things.It has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's hottest chilli variety since 2007, with a spiciness level of over one million Scoville units. This orange variety is also very hot.
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