The Ghost Pepper has arrived at The Barn Nursery. Bhut Jolokia, commonly known as the Ghost Pepper, was certified as the hottest pepper in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records and the ones The Barn has for sale actually come with a warning.
Here is an image of Maggie modeling the new Ghost Pepper in our Garden Center.
Below are some fun facts about the Ghost Pepper and the Scoville scale which is used to rank peppers.
The method of testing a pepper’s pungency units invented by Wilbur Scoville in 1912. Mr. Scoville determined his test results by taking the extracts of many types of chili peppers and diluting them in a sugared water solution until none of the heat remained. The testing was accomplished by a panel of 5 “judges” who would taste these solutions and then tell Mr. Scoville when they no longer felt any heat. This testing was very subjective as your can imagine and results were not very consistent.
|Scoville Rating||Type of Pepper|
|15,000,000 - 16,000,000||Pure capsaicin (Unavailable through a natural grown plant and is only synthetically developed)|
|8,600,000 - 9,100,000||Various capsaicinoids (e.g. homocapsaicin, homodihydrocapsaicin, norhydrocapsaicin) (Unavailable through a natural grown plant and is only synthetically developed)|
|2,000,000 - 5,300,000||Standard U.S. Grade pepper stray, FN 303 irritant ammunition (Unavailable through a natural grown plant and is only synthetically developed)|
|855,000 - 1,050,000||Bhut Jolokia aka Naga Jolokia (Hottest naturally grown pepper) THE GHOST PEPPER|
|350,000 - 580,000||Red Savina Habanero|
|100,000 - 350,000||Habanero chili, Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Datil Pepper, Rocoto, Jamaican Hot pepper, African Birdseye, Madame Jeanette|
|50,000 - 100,000||Thai Pepper, Malagueta Pepper, Chiltepin Pepper, Pequin Pepper|
|30,000 - 50,000||Cayenne Pepper, Aji Pepper, Tabasco Pepper, some Chipotle pepper|
|10,000 - 23,000||Serrano Pepper, some Chipotle peppers|
|2,500 - 8,000||Jalapeño Pepper, Guajillo pepper, New Mexican varieties of Anaheim pepper, Paprika (Hungarian wax pepper)|
|500 - 250||Anaheim pepper, Poblano pepper, Rocotillo Pepper|
|100 - 500||Pimento, Pepperoncini|
|0||No heat, Bell pepper|