Bhut Jolokia or no?

jifjifjif(9b-Florida)January 30, 2013

Hi, all.

This is my first post. I just joined the forum today.
I received seeds from a friend who said they were Bhut Jolokia seeds. My plant its growing nicely. I have 20 peppers on it right now.
My question is......is this definitely a Bhut Jolokia plant i have? Thanks in advance.

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Capsicummaximum

It's one of the smoother varieties, but looks like a bhut to me, a little closer to the dorset naga, but I doubt anyone would contest it's a bhut. Mine are all alot pimplier, but there is a lot of variation depending on the seed source.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:43PM
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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

Cool. Thanks for the input.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 2:55PM
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ottawapepper

It's hard to gauge the pod size from your shot bit given the shape, I'd lean towards a Dorset Naga as well.

A, "proper" if you will, Bhut or Bih Jolokia should look like these pods...

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:31PM
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chilliwin(EU DK 7)

It is true.
Caelian

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 3:34PM
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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

After looking at pictures of dorset nagas, i would have to agree.
Thanks, all.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 4:06PM
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rdback(Z6 VA)

"After looking at pictures of dorset nagas, i would have to agree."

But that's not necessarily a bad thing. Some folks prefer the Dorset over the Bhut for heat and flavor. And if you're chasing heat, Dorsets can certainly melt your face.

Rick

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 4:45PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I agree. Not a Bhut, but very likely a Naga.
These were Dorsets, I believe.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:12PM
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ottawapepper

Those look like Dorsets to me too Josh ;-) Love the stinger on the one to the left!

jifjifjif, as Rick said, it's not necessarily a bad thing. There ain't noting wrong with the Dorset.

All of the Jolika / Naga / Mircha varieties come from the general Assam region of India. They're all genetically related and share similar heat and flavour.

If I recall correctly, the Dorset came from seeds collected in the Bangladesh area. It's called Dorset Naga because someone got the seed, grew it out in Dorset England and marketed it as the "Dorset Naga".

If you're looking for heat and an interesting flavour, you'll enjoy the Dorset Naga.

FWIW,

Bill

This post was edited by ottawapepper on Wed, Jan 30, 13 at 21:28

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 9:26PM
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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

Wow. Thanks alot for all the comments and interesting info, guys. I appreciate it. I am hoping to get my seed catalog in the mail soon, because growing this dorset has really given me a good look at what will be my new hobby. I am interested in growing numex twilight for my wife and some butch Ts and Jamaican hot chocolate habaneros for me. :)

Thanks again!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 9:39PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Thanks, Bill!
I got the seeds from a reliable source ;-)
Just for good measure, here's a shot of ripe Naga Morich pods, Jif. Very similar to Naga Dorset,
but the pods seemed to have a flatter profile along one axis, and were less uniform in general.
Either way, can't go wrong for heat and flavor and cool looking pods.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 10:18PM
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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

Its all very exciting. Especially when you are just starting out into the world of pepper growing.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 6:45AM
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Edymnion(7a)

Yeah, its also something you'll have to watch out for. If you aren't getting your seed from a very reliable source you are likely to not get what you ordered.

Ghost peppers and the other nuclear hots fetch a pretty penny and are harder to get seeds for than other peppers, so a lot of vendors will substitute cheaper/easier to find seeds and hope you just don't notice. Or they will not know themselves and will be selling Nagas as Bhuts because they just don't know the difference.

I've found Hippy Seed Company down in Australia to be a very reliable source for rare nuclear peppers.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 10:18AM
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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

These seeds came from one of those metal soda cans wrapped in a chili pepper paper as a "ghost chili starter kit in a can"
I have a catalog coming from tomatogrowers.com soon and will get some seeds from them. I have heard good things about this company.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 3:07PM
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ottawapepper

jifjifjif,

You don't have email enabled on your profile. Send me one via mine.

Bill

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 5:28PM
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maple_grove_gw

Nice pictures, folks, really nice looking pods.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 5:58PM
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HarunAlMalik(8)

Here's one of my bhuts from last season. They don't look long enough to really be bhut jolokia.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 7:57PM
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ottawapepper

The pods on the pic you posted in the picture thread look like the real deal?

This is not the best picture but any Bhut I've grown puts out the majority of pods in the 2 to 3 inch range. For reference:

This post was edited by ottawapepper on Thu, Jan 31, 13 at 20:15

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 8:03PM
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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

jifjifjif,

You don't have email enabled on your profile. Send me one via mine.

Bill

Ok, i have enabled email. Sending you one now.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 8:36PM
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Bill_Missy(8b)

JifJifJif,

Dont do it!!!! Ask here before you purchase from..... IMO

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 8:41PM
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ottawapepper

LMAO Bill Missy. I don't sell seed so I hope you weren't referring to me!!!

Sorry, couldn't help myself.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 8:54PM
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Bill_Missy(8b)

Not at all Ottawapepper. Not you at all. A comment 8 up from here . :)

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 9:31PM
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mb13(6)

Can some suggest a reliable source for Bhut jolokia seeds or seedlings? thnx

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 5:46PM
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peppernovice

I have some op bhut seeds from last year. If you send me an e-mail with your address, I'll send you some. Here's a picture of my bhuts from last year.

Tim

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 7:14PM
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mb13(6)

peppernovice, email sent (via GW)! If you didn't get it let me know at mbryant51375 (at thing) gmail (little period thing) com. Thnx

This post was edited by mb13 on Fri, Feb 15, 13 at 22:15

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:08PM
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jifjifjif(9b-Florida)

Thanks to my man, ottawapepper, i have real Bhut seeds now. :)

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 10:29PM
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peppernovice

MB13......you have mail!

Tim

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 1:32PM
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