What kind of pepper is this?

frank1esJuly 14, 2012

I bought bhut jolokia seeds from the NMSU. Also some lady gave me one seed and said it was a bhut jolokia. It happened to germinate and grew faster than most of the other bhuts, however it looks slightly different, my thoughts were either a bhut/habanero hybrid or a different strand of bhut any thoughts? My taste test is pending, NMSU bhuts are not ripe.

Photo 1: Bhut from NMSU

Photo 2: "Bhut' From random lady.

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It looks like a Naga variety. If so, it should be damn hot, they're from the same Assam region as the Bhuts.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 4:43PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I agree with Ottawa!


    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 5:36PM
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Wow! 1 seed equals 100% germination rates. That's pretty good considering some random old lady just handed you a seed.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2012 at 6:30PM
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If I had to guess, I'd say its a Naga Morich.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 12:01AM
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Good. Well we sent her somethings for some cuttings and she included as a bonus one seed. It was weird but I decided to plant it and pic 2 was what came up.
Yeah, I googled the Naga Morich and they appear very similar. They are slightly shorter (on avg) and less wrinkled than the NMSU bhuts.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 1:20AM
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Some kind of chinense.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 8:33AM
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can someone identify mine at the box store it just said ghost, no variety. it seems the Bhut jalokia is longer than the naga variety. what do you think i have here it wasnt that long and the second pepper was even shorter without that tapered look of the Bhut? but that one in the pic does have some of the tapered look though now that I look at it.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 11:28AM
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homefry319(5b NE)

@Darylltx the plant looks fairly small it could just be a deformed pepper, wait until you get a few more, my bhuts vary in size and from your photo id say its a bhut

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 12:48PM
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I just ate a pepper from the 2nd picture chopped, and put on a pizza. Whatever specific pepper it is, my Caribbean reds have nothing on it, which was the hottest pepper I have tried before today. My nose is leaking, and my lips are burning to an almost numb state. awesome!

    Bookmark   July 15, 2012 at 5:46PM
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Daryl, that one looks like a bhut to me.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2012 at 3:20PM
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