Pepper extreme hot (Capsicum chinense)
Bhut Jolokia Red / Ghost Pepper
Originally from Nagaland, Assam, India with 1 million+ SHU heat level and former Guinness World Record holder for the hottest chili pepper. The deep red wrinkled conical fruits mature from green to bright red having a fruity flavour, once you get over the extreme heat!
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 1+ million
Average fruit size: 7 x 3cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 30
Plant type: indeterminate (needs support)
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Use very sparingly in curry dishes
Note: handle fruits with care, wear gloves, mask and goggles before handling the fruits, then wash hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the extreme heat level.