Former world record holder for the hottest pepper and probably the most well know of the Super Hots. The plants grown from these Ghost pepper seeds produce some pretty snarly looking pods with a bumpy surface coming to a point opposite the stem. The average length of fruit is about 3″ in length. Very prolific once the plants are established. Fruit has a smoky flavor, slightly bitter. Pods ripen from light green to red. Plant height averages around 36″ with lots of branching from the base. Scoville ratings for the Ghost pepper come in around 1,000,000 SHU. You may also be interested in our Naga Morich pepper seeds which are similar to the Ghost in flavor and heat. There are many uses for these peppers, everything from fresh salsa to fiery pepper jelly, the possibilities are endless with this versatile chili. Don’t wait, start growing the most popular super-hot pods, pick up these Ghost pepper seeds today!
Starting Ghost Pepper Seeds
Unless you live in a climate that is warm year-round, starting pepper seeds indoors is recommended. Plant at a depth of 1/4″ in sterile, moist seed starting mix. Place the sown seeds in a warm area, over 75F, for the best germination rate. The use of a humidity dome over the sown seeds will ensure they don’t dry out before germination occurs. Once the seedlings break the surface of the soil be sure to provide a bright source of light to ensure they don’t stretch and become “leggy”. Light coming in a window is rarely sufficient for proper growth. Even a south facing window is usually not enough. Providing light from a fluorescent or LED fixture over the top of your sprouts will ensure proper growth. If you’re new to growing peppers from seed we recommend you take a look at our guide on starting pepper plants indoors.