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Bhut Jolokia / Ghost Pepper Seeds (Pack of 10)

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  • The fruits of this chile variety are extremely hot
  • It is advised to wear gloves when handling the peppers
  • Keep away from children
  • Nearly twice as hot as Red Savina, the chile pepper variety it replaces as the world s hottest
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Bhut Jolokia Pepper: In fall of 2006, the Guinness Book of Records confirmed that New Mexico State University Regent s Professor Paul Bosland had indeed discovered the world s hottest chile pepper, Bhut Jolokia. Bhut Jolokia, at 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), is nearly twice as hot as Red Savina, the chile pepper variety it replaces as the world s hottest. A New Mexico green chile contains about 1,500 SHUs and an average jalapeno measures at about 10,000 SHUs.

The name Bhut Jolokia translates as ghost chile, Bosland said, "it s because the chile is so hot, you give up the ghost when you eat it!

Other Names: Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Chili, Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich

Caution: The fruits of this chile variety are extremely hot. It is advised to wear gloves when handling the peppers, keep them away from children, and thoroughly clean all kitchen utensils like cutting boards, knives etc. When grinding dreid Jolokias, wear a breathing mask, protect your eyes. Don't touch any sensitive parts before cleaning your hands thoroughly first. And use these peppers sparingly - it is always easier to kick up the heat of a dish than toning it down.

The Bhut Jolokia is a naturally-occurring interspecies hybrid from the Assam region of northeastern India. Hence the color, shape, size, texture and heat may vary. It should also be grown isolated from other peppers for the hottest fruit.


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2.9 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews

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By Joseph M. Cali on October 22, 2009
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After reading a couple of other folks' experience with this, I must admit that I thought it was just me:

I purchased the seeds. They came, as indicated above, in a small zip-lock bag with instructions. I went to great pains to germinate and grow these plants.

When they started to take off, I began to worry that they looked a lot like the habaneros I was also growing.

Alas, after months of work and care: regular habaneros one could find/buy anywhere.

I'd like to think we are entitled to a refund or replacement; just don't know how to go aboout it.

Had to give this 1 star, as 0 stars is not an option.

Hirts hurts!
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I ordered the Bhut Jolokia plant from Hirts Gardens. I got the plant and it was ok and grew very well. But when the peppers started growing I noticed it wasn't the Bhut Jolokia it was a Habanero pepper.
The tag on the plant is for the Bhut Jolokia plant. I am very disappointed in this company.

I will order another Bhut Jolokia plant but not from Hirts Gardens since they can't keep their inventory correct.

I don't recomend buying from them since you don't know what they are going to send you.
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I am very disappointed. The peppers I grew were not the Bhut Jolokia, but rather regular Habaneros.

After reading the other reviews, I now realize that Hirts has screwed over many other people with their lies.

I believe that they are sending us all habanero seeds either assuming that we would not notice the difference or banking on the fact it takes months to figure out pepper you have.

I am reporting this to Amazon and Hirts and suggest everyone else that was ripped-off to do the same. I would also like to give Hirts a negative 10 but i would only allow giving 1 star.
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Bought these at the beginning of the season. I planted them as soon as I could and anxiously awaited the results. They recently began to produce fruit and they are not bhut jolokias. They are in fact ordinary habaneros. Pretty firey, yes, but not what I wanted.

Lesson learned: Use caution when buying seeds online. You may go through a lot of trouble and be rather disappointed.
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What this doesn't tell you is how hard these seeds are to grow. They come in a tiny zip lock bag, sent in an envelope with internet-printed instructions stapled to them that state the following:

.:. Recommended for expert level gardeners
.:. Must be constantly moist - never too dry, never too wet
.:. Seeds can take up to 130 days to germinate
.:. Must be kept in 80 - 90 degrees F for entire period

So, if you're able to meet all those criteria, have at it. Otherwise, don't spend the $12, it'll be a waste.
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Just came in from my garden and was a little concerned, so I came on here to see if anyone else was having the same problem I was. You see, I was confused because my Bhut Jolokia peppers look nothing like any I've seen on the internet.
In fact, they look just like the Red Habanero's I grew last year! Both plant and pepper look completly different than Bhut Jolokias are supposed to. Sure enough, I find that several others have had the same problem. We were victims of the ol' Hirt's switcheroo!

What a rip off! I have waited for for months and months for these to grow, and now have..Habanero's! All thanks to this unscrupulous seed company which is selling cheap habanero seeds at inflated Ghost Pepper prices.
Very disappointed in Hirt's. No one should ever do this to anyone.
Wish I could give negative points.
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Boy I wish I would have read your review. I did the exact same thing the peppers started to grow and I new they looked way to much like habaneros, sure enough they are habaneros i'm so glad that i spent 4 months waiting for bhut jolokias and I got habaneros that I could have gone 2 blocks down the street and bought them at gaint eagle. Thanks hirts for your crappy product. I'm pissed this sucks I give hirts a big negative 10 and ill be sure to never buy anything from Hirts again and ill be sure to tell my friends and hopefully many people read this and stop before buying anything from hirts. I dont want a refund or a replacement since the replacement would probably be a jalapeno plant. I would like the 4 months of growing that i lost back though... ya thanks again hirts...hahahahahahahahaha I'm so mad!!
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Everything came as described.Shipping was fast. FYI ... it took about 17 days or so for the plant to sprout ... little longer than I expected. Can't wait for it to grow and flower and hopefully peppers to eat! I planted 5 out of the 10 seeds and all seeds sprouted :) about the same time. BTW ... I planted the seeds in a Jiffy plant starter and kept it indoors next to a window.

After months of growing ... I too think that this is a habaneros plant ... this isn't right ... I too want a refund.
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