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Bhut Jolokia Purple

Capsicum Chinense

Purple Bhut Jolokia is a very rare pepper, providing a nice sweet flavour together with a good burn. Your lips will swell, and your tongue may numb, but you will enjoy it.

The pods start with a dull purple colour, then a glossy white/green, and then turn a deep purple. They mature to a dark red colour with dark blotches.

Heat Factor: Over 1 000 000 Scoville Heat Units. 125 times hotter than a standard jalapeno pepper.

Chilli peppers grow best in hot climates and won’t tolerate frost, and they enjoy full sun. The ideal growing temperatures are between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Chillies can grow in containers as long as they are positioned on a sun-filled windowsill. The size of the pot should be at least 10cm in diameter. When you notice roots growing out of the drainage holes, it is time to replant into a larger container.

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SKU: BAG002-BJP Categories: , ,

Position: Place in an area with full sun.

Size:  Bhut Jolokia can grow to a height of 80 centimetres tall. Space them about 75 centimetres apart from each other.

Soil type: Moist, well-drained soil is perfect for chillies. Add plenty of compost to your soil.

Mulch: Mulch regularly around the plant to retain moisture.

Watering: Water regularly to keep the soil consistently moist.

Staking: Consider staking when your plants grow tall and skinny. This will give the plant upright support and protection against the wind.

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