This Chilli is almost 400 times hotter than Tabasco and about 200 times hotter than the very popular Jalapeño. I absolutely love these Chillies and they were the original Super Hot Chilli for a few years until the Reaper was bred. They can be quite tricky to grow in the UK and I actually find ironically that the Scorpion and Reaper are much easier, but if you get a good crop of Ghost Chillies you should be very proud and shout about it to the rafters.
The Ghost pepper’s name is a literal translation from its Hindi name: Bhut Jolokia. Bhut in Hindi means “ghost” while Jolokia translates to pepper or chili. However, as Northeast India is very linguistically diverse part of the world, the ghost pepper has many different names including: ghost chili, Red Naga chili, Naga Bhut Jolokia, Bhoot Jolokia, and more.