ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Seeds - Bhut Jolokia (Ghost)
Part of the Super Hot Chilli family. Extremely hot at over 1M SHU. Also known as the Ghost Chilli or Ghost Pepper it is renowned for its slow burn. Heat kicks in from 30 seconds and lasts for up to 30 minutes. It has been crowned World’s Hottest Chilli in 2007 by Guinness Book of Records but later overtaken by the Carolina Reaper in 2013.
WARNING! These chillies are extremely hot and should be handled with care. Do not consume whole, ensure gloves are worn when handling either the seeds or fruits, avoid contact with eyes and sensitive areas and wash hands thoroughly after handling. Keep away from children and pets.
These chillies should be avoided if you are pregnant, have asthma, heart condition, skin allergies or digestive sensitivities.
When to Plant: Spring to Summer
Sow: Spring, Summer
Harvest: 11-13 weeks
Soil Type: Well Drained
How to Grow:
Sow 5mm (¼”) deep in seed trays or punnets using seed raising mix, or direct into final growing position. Consistent heat will improve germination rate and speed. Transplant when 7-10cm (3-4”) high, spacing 40cm (16”) apart. Do not let the plants dry out but also avoid overwatering. Feed occasionally with liquid fertiliser. Ideal for pots. Seedlings should begin to emerge 7-21 days.
CAUTION: Can irritate skin and eyes
ABOUT The Royal Horticultural Society:
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) inspires millions of people around the world to get involved in gardening
and to appreciate the power and beauty of plants. It is driven by the sheer love of plants and the belief that gardeners make the world a better place.
For nearly 30 years RHS partners have distributed approved and licensed products to consumers around the world. The RHS selects their partners carefully to produce high quality products that are intrinsic to their brand and every product sold also helps to support their charitable work across the globe.
RHS has partnered with MR FOTHERGILLS Seeds to bring you a special range of packet seeds for Australian home gardeners. This new range of vegetable, herb and flower seeds has been developed and curated with the experts at the RHS, who believe it’s possible for everybody to enjoy growing from seed and get results, whatever space or experience they have. It includes over 75 varieties of excellent modern strains and high performance hybrids, much-loved and trusted favourites, and some more unusual varieties. The variants available will also change with the warmer and cooler seasons.
The range includes an inspiring range of flower and vegetable varieties that bear the
Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). The RHS Award of Garden Merit is a mark of quality, awarded to garden plants with excellent garden performance. Each award is given only after a trial at an RHS garden and judged by a team of experts.
A selection of the flower collection have also been chosen from the RHS’s Plants for Pollinators list. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is awarded to those plants judged to be the best sources of food for pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies, using the experience of RHS entomologists, gardeners and bee-keepers.
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