Yellow Ghost (Bhut Jolokia) Pepper Seeds

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU):
855,000 - 1,041,427

The Ghost pepper emerged as a record setting pepper when it burst onto the scene in 2007, rating at just over 1,000,000 Scoville Heat Units. Although the red version of the Yellow Ghost pepper is no longer the hottest pepper in the world, it’s still as popular as ever. The name Ghost pepper simply comes from the pepper’s official Indian name, the Bhut Jolokia. Bhut in Indian means “ghost.” This is the Yellow Ghost pepper.

The Yellow Ghost pepper, which is wrinkly and pointy, has a very fruity flavor that kicks in almost immediately after consumption. The extreme heat builds up for several minutes and eventually creates a powerful endorphin rush. From 2007 to 2012, Guinness World Records certified that the Ghost pepper was the world's hottest pepper. Eventually the Ghost pepper was overtaken by the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper and the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the world’s hottest pepper. In 2013, both of those peppers were taken over by the Carolina Reaper.

Some of the most popular hot sauces in the world feature the Ghost pepper as the main hot pepper ingredient. The recent surge in spicy food and beverage items often cite Ghost pepper as a main ingredient, such as Ghost pepper burgersGhost pepper chips, and craft beers that are brewed with Ghost peppers.

There are several different colored strains of the Ghost pepper, including the Red Ghost pepperWhite Ghost pepperPeach Ghost pepperChocolate Ghost pepper, and Yellow Ghost pepper. The Ghost pepper is related to the Naga ViperDorset Naga,  Naga  Morich, Chocolate Bhutlah, and Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion.

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  • 5
    Love this pepper seed!

    Posted by JVS on 1st Jan 2024

    Super impressed with the quality of these seeds. All seeds germinated and the plants were healthy all season in GA. Each plant had high yield. The yellow is very bright and looks great in the veg garden. Great flavor too!

  • 5
    Quality seeds

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Oct 2023

    These are really productive and taste quite nice, i picked up seeds from Tyler farms and they all grew very nicely. I also got a free packet mystery seeds, and they grew some really cool pods. Highly recommend this pepper.

  • 5
    glad i bought

    Posted by jake on 12th May 2018

    I ordered 17 varieties last year and plan on ordering even more this year. They have a great discount program that allows you to save 20% on your order, don’t forget about the coupon code.

  • 5
    good seeds

    Posted by steve on 27th Apr 2018

    they arrived fast and fresh.

  • 5
    Reliable Seed Source

    Posted by Andrew in SC on 18th Apr 2018

    I own and operate a hot sausage shop in South Carolina and sell seeds in my store. The customized seed packaging that is available through the wholesale program is amazing. I cannot thank you enough for the discount, fresh seeds, hand custom seed bags that have my shops logo. Thank you.

  • 5
    Beautiful ghost peppers

    Posted by Unknown on 21st Sep 2017

    I've grown the red ones before and love this chile even more. I don't know why but it seems like the taste of the yellow one is better than red. Anyone else feel that way?

  • 5
    love these golden chile peppers

    Posted by Richard from Omaha on 1st Aug 2017

    Maybe it's the yellow color that I like, but these peppers are fun to look at as well as consume. Thanks for the seeds Tyler Farms!