Created by crossing the Red 7 Pot Bubblegum, White Bhut Jolokia, and Orange Habanero, the Orange Bubblegum Bhut Jolokia pepper was developed at the Tyler Farms Innovation Acre. It is extremely unique because of the bleeding of orange color that moves from the pepper through the stem. Unlike most Bubblegum varieties, this particular variety produces pods that have the look of a Ghost (Bhut Jolokia) pepper. The exotic appearance of the color bleeding up the stem along with the extreme heat level has resulted in Bubblegum peppers surging in popularity. Similar to other Bubblegum peppers, the Orange Bubblegum Bhut Jolokia’s flavor is fruity, sweet, and slightly citrusy, but its extreme heat comes on fast. Once the pod has matured into a light orange, the stem turns a light orange color. The appearance of the Orange Bubblegum Bhut Jolokia pepper is similar to the Orange Naga Viper. The Red Bubblegum Bhut Jolokia was also recently developed at Tyler Farms.
The Orange Bubblegum Bhut Jolokia pepper’s heat is somewhat similar to that of the Ghost pepper, which averages about 800,000 to 1,100,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Although the Orange Bubblegum Bhut Jolokia is considered a superhot pepper, it still ranks behind the Carolina Reaper pepper.