Ghost Pepper Plant Update #1

I’ve done some research on growing Ghost Pepper plants and every site says the same thing, they LOVE the heat. The plant comes from India after all where some areas have average temps in the 80’s. It’s no wonder my plant has taken so long to finally start producing peppers. Not only did I start growing the plant in fall, it went through a cold winter, and then an unseasonably cold Spring. Now that the temps have finally started rising the plant has really come alive. I check the plant every day for signs that peppers are forming, and water it every other day. FINALLY the other day I could see a pepper forming! You can see the little...

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Growing Ghost Chili Peppers

Back in September a member of a local forum called Brew City Muscle made a thread about the insanely hot ghost pepper and how he just ate one. In that thread another member (thanks CarrotTop)shared a link to ThinkGeek.Com who sells a little can that lets you grow your own Naga Jolokia aka Ghost Chili rated at an unbelievable 1,001,304 SHU (Scoville Units)! As a comparison a standard Jalapeno is rated at a measly 2,500-,000 SHU. When I bought them they were the hottest pepper on the planet according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Shortly after, the Naga Viper Chili took over the number one spot. But honestly, it’s all relative when you get into peppers this...

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