A relative of the Pink Tiger, the Red Tiger Ghost is an exotic superhot pepper that is part of the Ghost pepper family. The Red Tiger has a unique ripening pattern as it starts off green, develops light purple stripes along the pods, and eventually ripens to deep red. The pods are very hot and the flavor is fruity and slightly sweet, similar to a Ghost pepper. Although the Red Tiger has not yet officially been tested on the Scoville Scale, its heat level is comparable to a Ghost pepper, which averages over 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units. After consuming the Red Tiger, the extreme heat builds up for several minutes and eventually creates a powerful endorphin rush.
There are several different colored strains of the Ghost pepper, including the Red Ghost pepper, White Ghost pepper, Peach Ghost pepper, Chocolate Ghost pepper, and Yellow Ghost pepper. The Ghost pepper is related to the Naga Viper, Dorset Naga, Naga Morich, Chocolate Bhutlah, and Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion.