Love the Bhut Jolokia? Then you may be interested in planting these Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion seeds. This pepper variety was created in Pennsylvania by Jay Weaver. It’s a cross between a Ghost pepper and a Trinidad Scorpion. You may see this pepper variety referred to as JPGS. Pods start out light green and mature to a peach-colored exterior. JPGS have a bumpy contorted shape and usually sport a stinger on the tail end. When biting into one of these peppers you’ll notice an immediate burn. Like other varieties of Ghost Pepper, the peach ghost pepper plants are very productive. Plants typically range about 36″ in height and should be spaced about 24″ apart as they often get bushy with many side branches. The fruit size of this plant is an average of 2-3″ long and an inch in diameter. Flesh is wrinkly and thin skinned. Each of the pods will only have a small number of seeds making them easy to clean for culinary uses.
The flavor of the Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion pepper is slightly fruity but very similar to the traditional Bhut Jolokia. We love using these peppers for making salsa but be warned, the Scoville rating for these chilis is upwards of 1 million SHU. For those who don’t have a high tolerance for heat we’d recommend using milder peppers as a base for your salsa and adding just one Ghost pepper to the mix for added heat and flavor without going over the top. Another great use for this chili is making pepper jelly. The process of making jelly mutes the heat level a bit while the flavor remains.
Sample size packs can be found here.
After purchasing these Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion seeds, we recommend taking a look at our guide about starting pepper plants indoors. As with all pepper seeds, these should be started at least 10-12 weeks before your last frost date.