Bhut jolokia pepper.
Ghost pepper, Bih Jolokia Naga Jolokia, that is King Cobra pepper, are other names of bhut jolokia pepper
Among the various nicknames, there is also that of Ghost pepper, Ghost chili, nicknamed by Dr. Borland for his ability to “let the soul out” of those who ingest it
BHUT JOLOKIA: FEATURES
This chili pepper is a hybrid cultivar between Capsicum Chinense and Capsicum Frutescens.
The Bhut Jolokia plant reaches 60-80 cm in height, its fruits, initially green, grow up to 5-7 cm in length, have a rough surface and can take on various color.
HOW HOT IS A GHOST PEPPER ?
Thirteen years ago, in 2007, Bhut Jolokia conquered the world’s spiciest chili pepper Guinness, rising to first place in the ranking of spicy chilies. The result defined it as 401.5 times more spicy than tabasco, about 200 times hotter than a jalapeño chili, and about 6 times hotter than a habanero chili pepper.
WHERE THE GHOST PEPPER IS FROM?
Bhut Jolokia pepper is very similar to Naga Dorset, however, the two species are different in shape. The fruits of this plant tend to be like “small snakes”, that is, they have a less conical shape and are more rounded at the end.
The Bhut Jolokia was presented to the public by the Indian company Leena Saikia.
The habitat of Bhut Jolokia is considered to be the Assam region in India.
GROWING THE BHUT JOLOKIA
the cultivation of this chili pepper is not simple . Specifically, Bhut Jolokia needs very high temperatures to germinate properly. There are two methods for correct germination: resorting to the use of cotton wool or a cellulose sponge.
The temperature required for Bhut Jolokia pepper to grow strongly is at least 27 ° C. The plants need 120 days before blooms completely. If the temperature falls below 20 °, the plant will die.
At the University of New Mexico State, during an experiment, they encountered several cultivation problems for Bhut Jolokia pepper.
It is hard to grow Bhut Jolokia in a greenhouse because it presents difficulties in pollinating.
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