Peach Bhut Jolokia
Until 2011 the Bhut Jolokia variety was the hottest pepper in the world! With Scoville Units between 800.000 ~ 1.000.000 SHU this chilli pepper will have you on you knees. In effect this chilli pepper is 125 times hotter than a Jalapeno! It is said to originate from north-eastern India, particularly Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.
The peach colour variety of the Bhut Jolokia is not only unique in color, but also in its texture and flavour profile. It is quite productive and would be an awesome addition to your chilli pepper garden. The Peach Bhut Jolokia has more crunchy firm flesh than other Jolokia varieties and also a slightly sweeter flavour. It is said to get its ‘peach’ name from its colour and the hint of peach aroma as you bite into it.
The plants can grow up to 45-120cm. The pods are 5 to 8.5cm in length and 2.5 to 3cm width. The Bhut Jolokia thrives in hot humid climates, but with a little extra care it will grow well in cooler climates. Germination time is similar to the Habanero peppers, so it will take a little bit longer than others. The Bhut Jolokia in general has a long growing season.