Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

casey87September 29, 2010

My alleged eBay "Bhut Jolokia" have ripened. They look like big red Habaneros. Ripen from bright light green to orange to red.

Looks more Caribbean than Assam.

Any ideas what these are?

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romy6(9)

Looks like hybrid habs. They are flooding the ebay market. I have seen numerous pics of these. What a shame. Order from new mexico state university if you want the real MCcoy.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 8:53AM
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willardb3

You will be happier if you buy no more chile seeds on EBay but find a reputable chile seed purveyor.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 10:26AM
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smokemaster_2007

Send me an E Mail.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 8:35PM
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rick_in_va(7 VA)

You absolutely cannot rely on Ebay. Seed exchanges are way more reliable, or the reputable chile seed vendors.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 11:15PM
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absolute_skeletor(zone 6)

I think they look cool at least..I will help you out..
Ill will trade you 5 jolokia seeds for 5 seeds of whatever that is..

Get back to me.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2010 at 9:19PM
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peterj88(6)

I had suspicion about my plants too. Now I know mine are also not Bhut Jolokia since they look a lot like the photo posted above. I didn't order from eBay but from tradewindsfruitstore.com. Needless to say I won't go there again. Though the chilli looks and tastes like a Habanero, the plants seem to grow like a Bhut Jolokia; taller and larger than my previous Habanero plants and didn't fruit at all until cooler Fall season, which is consistent with what I've read online. It must be a cross betwen Jolokia & Habanero (a Bhut Jobanero?!) as romy6 mentioned.

I bought several other seeds as shown below. If you can spare some Bhut Jolokia seeds and would like anything you see, please let me know.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 8:14PM
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shoontok

Most definintely a Habanagajolokia. It is native to several islands in the pacific.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 10:50PM
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Alan195262

I bought some seeds about 6 months ago and finally picked my first ghost pepper. I seriously have my doubts about it. I touched the pepper with my finger and then put my finger to my mouth. Shouldn't it have been hot. It took along time for the pepper to mature.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 1:15PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Not a Ghost, Alan.

Josh

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 1:19PM
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kuvaszlvr

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This post was edited by kuvaszlvr on Tue, Oct 14, 14 at 15:43

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 2:09PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Looks like a Big Sun Habanero (a great pepper), but red instead of yellow.

Or could be a Tr. Congo, though I don't remember them clustering like that.

Dennis

This post was edited by DMForcier on Tue, Oct 14, 14 at 14:45

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 2:42PM
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Mecdave Zone 8/HZ 9

Guys & Gals, this is a 4 yr old thread. Check Alan's post for the recent request.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 3:04PM
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kuvaszlvr

OMG! DAVE! I usually always check dates but didn't.. sheesh, I feel stupid.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 3:42PM
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northeast_chileman(6a)

Pam, if I had a buck for every time I responded without chekin' I could buy my super hots off eBay.

Wait a minute, I just did!> 100 Fresh Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Peppers Pods

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 5:18PM
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kuvaszlvr

hahaha, Thanks chileman! I still feel stupid... but not quite as bad. ;-)
Pam

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 6:31PM
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northeast_chileman(6a)

Wait a minute Pam, have you ever read of a satisfactory buy off eBay?

Sill feel stupid?

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 7:22PM
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kuvaszlvr

Actually, I have. I think it's terra time tide. I got her name from Smoke years ago. I've actually got good seeds from her in the past. and when I had issues with the Choc. cherry's not germinating, she sent me more seeds, still issues, so she figured her seeds were bad so she got new plants and bought 3 for me and sent them to me. Great lady. But, yeah, other than her, not much good.
Pam

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 10:19PM
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judo_and_peppers(Tampa FL)

my first year I bought seeds on ebay. all grew true. hell hot peppers was the name of the ebay store.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2014 at 10:25PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Oh crap. I missed the date too.

Let's do the Time Warp again!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2014 at 12:11AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Back to Alan's Oct 14,14 photo.

I bought a plant this past spring , tagged as "Red Habanero". The fruit shape is just like Alan's. The pods are about 2 1/4" long and pointy, nothing like my orange habs. And they have more heat than orange habs. I don't mind if it is an orphan or what. Better than orange habs.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2014 at 2:34AM
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kuvaszlvr

DMF!!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2014 at 8:20AM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

"Well I didn't make him for you."

    Bookmark   October 15, 2014 at 12:33PM
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morugaman

That looks a lot like my Caribbean Red Habanero's

    Bookmark   October 16, 2014 at 9:14AM
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kuvaszlvr

DMF.. Huh? (my grin was meant how much I liked the Rocky Horror reference)
Pam

    Bookmark   October 16, 2014 at 11:50AM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

That's a quote from Frankenfurter, when Janet says, in reference to Rocky, that she's not into big muscles.

Are we doing the Time Warp now?

    Bookmark   October 16, 2014 at 2:52PM
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kuvaszlvr

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I COMPLETELY missed that reference... and it still took me awhile trying to figure out what you meant... yep, we're definitely doing the Time Warp!
Pam

    Bookmark   October 16, 2014 at 4:56PM
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