The Bhut Jolokia also is known as Ghost Pepper, is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated in the Northeast Indian states. It is a hybrid of Capsicum Chinese and Capsicum frutescens and is closely related to the Naga Morich of Nagaland and Bangladesh.
In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world's hottest chili pepper, 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. The ghost chili is rated at more than 1 million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). However, in the race to grow the hottest pepper, the ghost chili was shortly superseded by the Infinity chili in 2011, followed by the Naga Viper, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion in 2012 and the Carolina Reaper on 7 August 2013. Healthy 8" plant Ships Sept. 21st.