(85-90 days) The 7th-hottest pepper in the world. The Bhut Jolokia, also known as Ghost Pepper, has been around for many centuries and is believed to have originated in Assam, India. The word Bhut, given from the Bhutlas people, means “ghost” and this pepper was probably given the name because of the way the heat sneaks up on anyone who eats it. In 2007 the Ghost Pepper was certified as the hottest Chili Pepper on the planet by The Guinness Book of World Records, but has since been surpassed by several others. Just a few flakes will spice up your meals! Fruits are 2.5 – 3” in length and orange-red to red in color. The capsaicin intensity changes significantly from fresh to dried. The fresh has the highest pungency, 1,041,427 SHU, whereas the powdered can fall to around 750,000 – 900,000 SHU. It is advised to wear gloves when handling the peppers. Keep away from children.