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Ghost pepper scoville units

Ghost pepper scoville units

What are scoville units? Well scoville units are the number measured on the scoville scale a measurement of the capsaicinoids or spiciness in hot peppers. It was wilber scoville that created the scoville scale back in 1912.

"Ghost pepper scoville units range from 800k shu all the way up to 1.5 million shu and certain climates grow better than others when it comes to producing a higher heat level consistently."
Co-owner & Pepper farmer

red ghost peppers - original

The ghost pepper was the original super hot pepper recorded to be over 1 million scoville units. It originates from assam, india and was the hottest pepper in the world on record in 2007 by the guiness book of records.

One of the most used super hot peppers in the hot sauce industry and around the world.

Ghost peppers are even used in military pepper sprays plus local communities in the region the ghost pepper came from, uses them to hang outside there village to ward of elephants.

ghost pepper scoville units

Common questions

How hot is the ghost pepper?

on average 1.1 million scoville units the ghost peppers heat level is.

how much water should i give my plant?

If your plants are in a container pot at least 3 gallons of soil give 1/2 gallon to 1 gallon of water every 3-4 days depending on climate and weather.
If planted in the ground give your ghost pepper plants 1 to 2 gallons every 3 days depending on climate and weather

Where does the ghost pepper originate from?

They are from assam india region found along the mountain range.

When should i water my ghost pepper plants?

Super hot pepper plants can be sensitive to over watering.
You should water your plants as needed when you can see the top soil is dry around the base or every 3 days depending on climate and weather.

What should i feed my ghost pepper plant?

Feed your plants a balanced fertilizer like a 10-10-10 for example.
And make sure you also feed them every 7-10 days and monthly with a calcium, magnesium and sulfur fertilizer like calmag for example.

Is there other colors beside red?

Yes, there are chocolate ghost peppers, yellow ones, mustard ones, purple and black ghost peppers. Oh and the orange ghost pepper as well the copahagen.