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Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

Posted by casey87 New York (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 29, 10 at 7:48

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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RE: Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

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.


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RE: Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

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


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RE: Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

Send me an E Mail.


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RE: Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

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


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RE: Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

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.


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RE: Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

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.


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RE: Identify the fake Bhut Jolokia (pic)

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


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