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Help identifying fake bhut jolokia

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Anybody have any idea what this pepper might be? it had a bhut jolokia tag at the nursey but I grew real bhuts last year and this ain't it.  They are


SUPER HOT but unlike a ghost pepper the heat hits instantly and really does not have much flavor, unless you consider pain a flavor.

post #2 of 10
That would be a Red Savina Habanero, the hottest of the habaneros.
post #3 of 10

It might be a pimento...  Dave



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post #4 of 10
Well Dave with Tobycat's description of "SUPER HOT" I don't think it's a pimento. Pimento's have one of the lowest Scoville Scale ratings of any chili pepper.
post #5 of 10

I think I paid more attention to the picture....  looking for a similar shape.....   

post #6 of 10
Looks like a red savina. YUM.
post #7 of 10
Yep I grew some Red Savina but they weren't allowed to be sold in plant form had too buy seeds and start them in pods. The Red Savina was protected under a seed patent. These look like Red Savina to me.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

I found this guy on youtube with a pepper that looks just like mine. Say's it's a Red Caribbean Habanero

post #9 of 10
+1 on Caribbean Red. I grow these every year. Really great dried and ground to add heat to just about anything.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the help. Red Caribbean they are!  I was a little peeved as I went back to the nursery where I bought them and showed them pics of the fruit to try and determine what they actually were. They swore up and down that those were some beautiful Bhut Jolokia peppers!. I have used one small pepper to make an awesome batch of pepper pot soup.  Trying to figure out a good wing sauce to use these in.

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