Bhut Jolokia - Update

in steempeak •  2 months ago 

Greetings Steemians,

Excitement cannot begin to describe how I feel about this plant.

I've never cared for a pepper plant before, and this has been quite a painless experience. This plant wants to just grow, and I don't even water it. Mother nature is doing everything.

I did remove some foliage to lesson nutrient competition after the first peppery post, and I do think this choice was sound.

If you have a look, you'll see just how small this pepper was just 8 days ago!

Now let's see what the plant is doing.


Ghost peppers start to wrinkle and change color during ripening. It's showing signs of maturity now.



To get an idea of approximate size currently:


It's becoming more real, I'm actually going to have to do this ghost pepper challenge. lol


Overall the plant is slimmed down. I removed bottom foliage 8 days ago. I was slightly nervous about removing too much and minimizing photosynthesis, but this plant isn't slowing down, and it's very healthy.

That isn't the only pepper either..


Yup, we're going to have a handful of these 855,000 Scoville unit ghost peppers.

Although I have a green thumb, I've heard these plants are not easy to grow, so I was not confident about this at the start. I'm not sure if I should be doing anything to the plant, but all I did was transplant and put it outside of a window. Since it's continuing to produce, I will just leave it be.

I'll use my judgement for harvest. Judging by the rate of growth, I'm guessing 2-4 weeks and we should be ready to experience the pain of this pepper.

The hottest pepper I've ever consumed was a habanero, which was extremely hot, and rated approximately 1/10th the Scoville rating of a ghost pepper.

I might be in over my head here, but there is no turning back now.

I'll update when it's harvest time.

Thanks for stopping by,

Much love,

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Wow. I am shocked at how many peppers this plant is growing and how big they already are. Fast! Erm, I am worried about you doing this challenge. Ghost peppers are pretty hot!

Thank you sweetheart. I'm super excited about these peppers, and a bit nervous about consuming them, but I'm gonna do it!

Hello @futuremind, how are you doing? I am so happy to see your cayenne pepper grow fertile. Surely you are very happy to see it. I always use cayenne pepper every time I have a meals. It is really very delicious. but I think you as American
certainly don't like the spicy taste. But of course you can plant it to add to the beauty of your home. Besides that green plants can provide oxygen for you. Have a nice day, sir.

Hi @elianaelisma,

Thank you for the kind words. I am indeed happy the plant is doing well.

but I think you as American
certainly don't like the spicy taste.

Not true. Many American people come from different ethnic/cultural backgrounds. I love spicy food.

Have a great day miss.

Congratulations! The plant is looking very healthy. Well done! 😊

Thanks Vince!

It's amazing, I've done so little with this plant, and it's definitely looking healthy in my opinion as well.

I appreciate the kind words, thank you for stopping by friend.

My pleasure. Have a great weekend! 😊

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