Capsicum chinense X Capsicum frutescens - Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Pepper Seeds

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Botanical nomencltuare: Capsicum chinense X Capsicum frutescens
Common name: Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Pepper
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Capsicum
Species: C. chinense


The ghost pepper, also known as bhut jolokia (which literally means Bhutan pepper in Assamese), is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated in Northeast India. It is a hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens.

In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world’s hottest chili pepper, 170 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. The ghost chili is rated at more than one million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs).

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