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hottest pepper in the garden

post #1 of 29
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Well looks like fall weather is FINALLY approaching this weekend. Still have TONS of peppers to pick. This will happen with 56 pepper plants. Our Bhut Jolokia was very successful and yes, it is the hottest pepper I have ever had, rated at 1,000,000 on the scoville scale. Our intentions were to only hand them out for people to use in cooking, but when ya have a young feller that sits there boasting that he can eat whatever hot pepper you put in front of him, it's hard not to share. Then he really looks at you when you give him a sliver barely big enough for him to pick up. He then understands once he chews once or twice on that little sliver...30 minutes later, when his eyes have stopped watering, his mouth has stopped producing so much saliva that he has to sip his own mouth, he states so eloquently, "holy cow that's the hottest thing I've ever had in my mouth!!"...No kidding, we told you that from the beginning.

Mission accomplished. Here's your sign...We still have probably 30 or 40 pods left.
post #2 of 29
eek-gad! Yea, I read about those ghost peppers this summer from another forum. I like hot stuff, but that's too much for me. I would have to dilute it so much, I probably wouldn't be able to taste the pepper any more. Once you get past the heat, what's the taste like?
post #3 of 29

Now that right there is funny! If you happen to have extra of those Bhut Jolokia peppers, let me know where the line starts, I'll have cash in hand! smile.gif
post #4 of 29
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When you cut it, it smells like fresh celery almost, doesn't smell hot at all...maybe that's the ghost part. Actually, the heat is late, you chew the pepper and you get the flavor, which is also celeryish, it's distingtive, haven't had that flavor before, like sweet celery maybe. Then comes the whammo! And I'm telling you, I had a piece that was the size of maybe the tip of a sharp knife, maybe half the size of a pencil eraser top, and I only mean the circumference, not the whole eraser! Figure a regular jalapeno goes 5,000 - 8,000 on the scovie scale. Can you imagine ABT's made with these things??
post #5 of 29
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Hey Phil, You're just down the road a step, did you want one for drying or for "tasting"? I can put one or two in a box for ya and just mail it, you should get it the next day.
post #6 of 29
he he, that reminds me of the old Texas Chili cookoff joke...classic:

Fabulous picture, by the way!
post #7 of 29
There all your Shell I can't get through a whole habanaro yet with running for a glass of milk!
post #8 of 29
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Oh Deb they're all the hubby's now, I had my taste, unless I'm making like 10 gallon of chili, I won't be needing another one!! I'll dry some out for seed to plant with next year, that's about it!
post #9 of 29
if ya have 1 or 2 more you dont need and would like to get rid of id pay ya and id drive to p/u i only live in allentown id ike to dry 1 and the other i have a couple people @work that ove the hot hot ..... and this would shut them up as well.
post #10 of 29


LOOKS like the devil himself. Hey do you guys make any type of seasoning blends with your hot peppers? So far I have a a couple onces of green, smoked, dried and ground el rays ( I guess a type of jalopeno) about 1/2 pound of green dried and ground el rays and am in the process off drying the ones that have turned red and will grind them also. I have alot of recipes for rubs so called essence and other blends but was just wondering if you had a good one to share. I had just smoke about 1/2 pound of kosher salt and thought maybe blending in some garlic and black pepper and the fire dust.
post #11 of 29
Shell -

Did the hubby manage to eat it without crying?
post #12 of 29
Shelly are they hard to grow? I've been reading about hem but I live in the city and I don't have a lot of space. Like right now I have 2, yepper that's 2 japaleno plants, 1, count them, yes 1 green pepper & right again 1 cayenne. Now I would gladly give up the cayenne spot if you think one of them may be able to grow. I must say that's a beautiful pepper, how many do you get from one plant?
post #13 of 29
I'd love to try one or two for "incorporating"... PDT_Armataz_01_04.gif Only if you have extra!

post #14 of 29
Nice looking pepper! I'm growing one of the beasts too. The plant looks healthy as can be but it sure has been slow producing. No fruit yet. Of course i'm in sweltering South Carolina so I'm not too concerned. My Tabasco's are just now really booming. It's going to be 93 here today and it's October 9th!
post #15 of 29
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Ours were really easy to grow. We have 30 - 40 pods on the two plants. Now they're slowing down in their ripening though. Here in PA we should be done gardening other than cold crops by now, but it's still 87* here!! We'll be slowing production considerably, will only be in the upper 60's on Saturday. Will start prepping a few plants to bring inside for the winter. These won't be one of them.

Michael, I don't know if I would choose to plant one of these if you only have room for a couple. It's really too hot, it's more of a novelty, shortly there should be more retail items available from these.

Deb, Yes, looked like he just stepped out of a HOT shower, his head was soaking wet, his eye watering, but standing there talking about how good the flavor was...his epitaph will be, boy that's hot but man did it have good flavor...Let me check with hubby to see how many he's willing to give up to see what I can mail out! BTW, if you do want to plant them next year, go here for a live plant to arrive, I love this place, they deliver right to your doorstep...

post #16 of 29
I'd love to have some seeds ..... icon_twisted.gif
post #17 of 29
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seeds I can definitely do!
post #18 of 29
Yanno...having experienced habeneros at 500K S.'s... I'm gonna justwatch other folks hurt themselves... grin
post #19 of 29
Ill put my Red Savina Habenero up against it any day. I love a challenge almost as much as I love HOT peppers. Red Savina is still regestered with the Guinness Book of Records as the hottest pepper on Earth (for now anyway. sounds like this one might be a serious contender). Whats up with only 40 peppers on two plants anyway?

I did make some ABTs outta a couple of my habs. Talk about puttin the "A" in ABT. All you could do was nibble these monsters!
post #20 of 29
Also when it comes to savin seeds, peppers cross polinate very easily so you dont really know what your savin unless you have a wide spresd between varieties. Might be worth a try though.
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