Pepper, Chocolate Ghost

$3.25

20 Seeds Per Pack

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SKU: 2015013 Categories: , , , ,

Pepper seeds, Chocolate Ghost Pepper, Seed Packs, 20 seeds per pack, Organic, GMO Free

The Chocolate Ghost Pepper or Chocolate Bhut Jolokia is a natural variant of the Ghost Pepper, carefully selected for the attractive chocolate coloration of it’s fruit. If you can stand the intense heat that is every bit as potent as the ghost, you’ll find a sweeter, fruity flavor unique to the Chocolate Ghost Pepper. Chocolate Ghost peppers will make a great addition to your garden. These are rare and will not last, so get them while they’re available.

Ripe peppers measure 60 to 85 mm (2.4 to 3.3 in) long and 25 to 30 mm (1.0 to 1.2 in) wide with a chocolate color. The unselected strain of bhut jolokia from India is an extremely variable plant, with a wide range in fruit sizes and fruit production per plant, and offers a huge potential for developing much better strains through selection in the future. 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. The images on this page show examples of both the rough and the smooth fruit forms. The rough fruit plants are taller, with more fragile branches, and the smooth fruit plants yields more fruit, and is a more compact plant with sturdier branches.

Sowing Instructions
Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow seeds in trays of sterile starter mix. Plants seeds ¼ inch deep and keep soil moist and warm. After two sets of true leaves appear bump up to 3” pots. Grow in full sun location and harden off to plant outside after weather is 65 degrees or warmer 24-30 inches apart.

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