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Capsicum Annuum 'Bhut Jolokia'

 

Chilli Pepper 'Bhut Jolokia'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 24ins tall. 'Bhut Jolokia' is reputed to be the hottest chilli in the world at over 1,000,000 SHU .It is best grown in the greenhouse or on sunny patio or conservatory.

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plant Features
  • Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Chilli Pepper 'Bhut Jolokia'

Latin name

Capsicum Annuum 'Bhut Jolokia'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chilli Pepper Bhut Jolokia is 0.40meters x 0.60meters 0.40 M 0.60 M

Capsicum Annuum 'Bhut Jolokia'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 24ins tall. 'Bhut Jolokia' is reputed to be the hottest chilli in the world at over 1,000,000 SHU .It is best grown in the greenhouse or on sunny patio or conservatory.


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown chillies in the greenhouse border when large enough to handle, about 2ft between plants

 

Propagation by seed in spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in divided trays in early spring under glass in heat. Plant out in greenhouse border when risk of frost is passed.

 
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