Worlds Hottest Pepper – Naga Jolokia or Bhut Jolokia

The worlds hottest pepper is officially the Naga Jolokia also known as Bhut Jolokia. When translated in Hindi this means Ghost Chilli which is also another common name.

The chilli hails from Bangladesh but is also found in Sri Lanka and India. The Ginnis Book of Records officially name it the worlds hottest chilli in 2007.

To give you a idea on how hot it is, Jalapenos are about 6000 Scoville Scale units, Tabasco measures in at about 195000 scoville scale units, and the Naga Jolokia is a burning 1 million scoville scale units. this is about 400 times stronger then Tabasco. When eating this chilli it BURNS!! then it gets worse. Effects can last up to 30min. Milk can help sooth the burning but will not eliminate it.

Here is a video i found on youtube where a crazy man tries the worlds hottest pepper. I must warn i would not try this at home.

Characteristics of the Naga Jolokia/Bhut Jolokia Chillie plant

Plant height 45–120 cm
Stem color Green
Leaf color Green
Leaf size 10-14.5cm by 5.5-7.5cm
Leaf width 5.4–7.5 cm
Fruit color at maturity Red
Fruit shape Sub-conical to conical
Fruit length 5–9 cm
Fruit width at shoulder 2.5–3 cm
Fruit weight 6–9 grams
Fruit surface Rough, uneven
Seed color Light tan
Seeds per chillie 19–35

This chillie is so hot that In 2009, scientists at India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation announced plans to use the chillies in hand grenades, as a non lethal way to flush out terrorists from their hideouts and to control rioters. It will also be developed into pepper spray as a self defense product.

We would love to hear from you if you have tried this chilli or grown it. We hope to obtain some Naga Jolokia/Bhut Jolokia Seeds shortly.

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10 Responses to “Worlds Hottest Pepper – Naga Jolokia or Bhut Jolokia”

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  • The Naga is awesome – really hot 🙂

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  • Seeing that we already happen to be discussing points regarding Worlds Hottest Pepper – Naga Jolokia or Bhut Jolokia, Peppers come from the colorful Capsicum family which splits into two main categories – sweet bell peppers and the spicy chilies, such as jalapenos. The difference arises from the presence of capsaicin in chilies but not in sweet bell peppers.

  • Gary:

    A friend of mine gave me a Naga Jolokia chilli plant which he managed to grow from seed from the UK. The plant is very healthy, covered in flowers but will not set fruit. I have tried cutting down the water and brushing the flower stamens with a artists paint brush in case insect activity is poor with no results. Any ideas?

    • admin:

      Gary thanks for the comment. especially this time of year if you want the plant to fruit you need warmth. if the plant is in a pot move it inside next to a window that received sunlight. give it a few weeks if there is still no fruit we can try some other things. please document and take photos of you plants, i would love to have them on my website.

  • CTB:

    AWEEEESOOOME!!!!!!!!DUDE IM SOOO GONNA TRY THIS, OF COURSE WITH 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 GLASSES OF MILK NEXT TO ME (SNOFFLE) THAT’D BE PRETTY GOOGKY.

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