This is the super hot pepper that started it all. Once known as the hottest pepper in the world as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records holding the title from 2009 until 2011. It is the first hot pepper to break the 1 million scoville mark.
Bhut Jolokia pods are unique among peppers, with their characteristic shape, and very thin skin. However, the red fruit variety has two different fruit types, the rough, dented fruit and the smooth fruit. I am offering the smooth variety which had higher yields on compact plants with sturdy branches.
SPECIES: C. chinense
HEAT LEVEL: FIRE - SCORCHING
FRUIT COLOR: Light green > Red
ORIGIN: North eastern India
SSCOVILLE HU: 850,000 - 1,000,000
DISCLAIMER: PROCEED WITH CAUTION
The peppers offered in the FIRE -SCORCHING section are seriously hot. They should NEVER be grown where anyone - especially a child - could mistakenly pluck one off the plant and take a bite unknowingly. Even handling these peppers can cause the skin to burn.
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