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Ghost Pepper – The original super hot chilli!

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The incredible Ghost Pepper – Naga Bhut Jolokia

For many people the fascination and attraction to super hot chillies starts with the Ghost Pepper also known as the Naga Bhut Jolokia or the Ghost Chilli.

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Ghost Pepper – Naga Bhut Jolokia – image Asit K. Ghosh


There has been a suggestion that the name ‘Ghost Pepper’ was derived from the Indian word Bhut which means ‘malevolent spirit’ but it is more likely that it came from the Bhutia tribe which may also have come from the same word. Whatever the source, it is definitely an appropriate name.

The Bhut Jolokia was listed in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest chilli in the world. There are now varieties known with a higher Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) – (click here for an introduction to the Scoville Heat Unit system) like the Carolina Reaper and others, but the Naga Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Pepper still commands a very credible reputation as the original king of super hot chillies. Continue reading Ghost Pepper – The original super hot chilli!

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Hello Super Hot Chilli World!

Hello Super Hot Chilli World

Welcome to blog – we love a super hot chilli!. This is our first post for 2016. Please share your thoughts and  experiences of growing and eating super hot chillies with us here ! We will be sowing all our 2016 super hot chilli seeds this week and we are looking forward to a cracking chilli growing season. We have lots of new varieties for this season as well as a new poly tunnel. Remember to have a look at our online shop where you can but lots of fresh super hot chillies, tried chillies as well as naga chutney.



Until next time – Happy Chilli Growing!

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