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I planted some'en: New form of Death pepper

edited 10:42AM in EggHead Forum
As most of the regulars know I love hot spicy food and for years have been growing Carrabian Red peppers known on the forum as "Death Peppers" so named as our beloved lower case bill nearly died when I sent him a batch of them and he tryed to eat one. :P They are a forum of habenero pepper but hotter. A few days ago a envelope arrived at my door with a bag containing a few seed in it. Looking around to see if this was a D.E.A set up B) I read the inclosed note. Was from a forum member who had bought some seed from the official Gennises book of world records hottest pepper!! :whistle: "In February 2007, Guinness World Records certified the Bhut Jolokia (Prof. Bosland's preferred name for the pepper) as the world's hottest chili pepper"
Another quote about the pepper is:"In northeastern India the peppers are smeared on fences or used in smoke bombs as a safety precaution to keep wild elephants at a distance." Oh yea!! I can't wait to try this!!
Exxamining the Ziplock they came in I was horrorified to see that they had been rolled threw some form of device at the PO and the chaff was off one of the 8 seeds as well as a seed inprint for each of the seed on the plastic of the Ziplock. Still they look intact so hear goes. Trying 4 differant soil types. I fertilize my garden every year with horse manure.

You can see the remains of last years peppers in the above pic. I scraped the manure layer away and collected dirt for the planting as well as some of the partually decomposed horse manure.


One pot I used 1/3 dirt from garden, 1/3 Merical Grow potting soil, and 1/3 horse.

Next 3/4 dirt and 1/4 horse.

Next 3/4 potting soil and 1/4 dirt.

And last 3/4 potting soil and 1/4 horse.

My soil is very sandy and drains well in the garden and has always done great for peppers. The horse adds some organics and loosens the soil. I added small rock to the bottom of each container for drainage.

As hard to get as these seed are I only planted one seed per container and have enough left to replant in the manner that grows the best.

Covered with 1/3 inch of soil.

I brought the pots inside and allowed to warm to house temp. b4 I planted. They will sit in my personal bathroom till the sprout and will move out to my pepper shed when two leafed. Wish me luck!!!!


  • This really shows a love for peppers...

  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Would keep them in the water bed, heated of course, if the wife would let me but she told me she was leaving if I did!! :ohmy:
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    I saw a food special where a group would get together once month and bring SPICEY dishes as a potluck. The desired result was the endorphin rush. I like heat, but whoa....
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • KlagKlag Posts: 208
    Cool! I grow Jalapenos and Red Fire peppers in an Aerogarden indoors in my kitchen. I've been considering the Jolokia's but been too scared :)

    I have some awesome hot sauce that is made with Jolokia.





    By the way, GOOD LUCK! :)
  • My wife has had that same attitude about somethings I have done int he past. That just shows the love they have for us.

  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Dave, I am in awe of your set up!! Unbelievable!
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,679
    Great tutorial, I vote you send the finished peppers to bill to see if you can finish the job of killing him that you started with the reds :laugh:
    happy in the hut
    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Did I tell you to remove me from your mailing list :ohmy: :ohmy: :laugh: I use to think I liked hot but guess I really only like warm :blush:
  • Hey JL,
    if you want to see and read more about them go to
    joe has been cultivating this line for the past few years and is a great guy to do business with.
    everything he offers is organic and first rate.

    Keep the heat!
  • JL,

    Been reading about those for a few years. Over a million Scollville units. Makes a habanero or scotch bonnet taste like a poblano.



    Caledon, ON


  • Boss HoggBoss Hogg Posts: 1,377
    I always look forward to your posts-educational and entertaining at the same time. I hope those seeds germinate just for the ongoing fun that will result on the Forum.
    Brian in PA
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    I've read about those peppers they will be too hot for you Get some gloves before you pick and handle
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    Gotta see if I can find me some of those seed! I understand the University of New Mexico has a whole department that deals with hot peppers.
  • arkansas death peppers to be accurate. and as i recall you and zippy were close to comatose with the chcolate covered ones :evil:



    wait till you see what i do with these :evil:

    actually i have been researching how to make tobasco type sauce fermented in a barrel if the crop is big enough. should be a fun project.
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Elephant? :huh: You got it bad dude. I like hot peppers too or at least I thought I did. I'll be watching for you to try one. I would'nt be worried about eating one. I would be worried about what Spring Chicken calls a plumbing check. That could get rough :woohoo: :woohoo:
  • Dave,

    How do you like the Aerogarden? My wife has been trying to talk me into buying one for a year or so. Can you grow things other than the prepackaged things they sell? Would be nice to have basil available year round.

  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Pat I think I'll soak some presimmon wood in some of these pepper juice and mail it to ya!! :laugh:
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Thanks for the link. He has some really nice fruit!!
  • B) where were you in the 60;s?? :woohoo:
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    I really like that. Did a search and looked at them. Would be interested as well if you can grow anything except the pre package things listed on there web site?
  • PWisePWise Posts: 1,173
    I would so loooooove to try some of those hehehe.

    Where did you say you can get them?

  • DonDonDonDon Posts: 89
    they have a great flavor and while they are darned hot, if you use them right, they add alot of flavor to dishes. I saved 3 or 4 of the peppers for the seeds, which I planted in a pot in my outside storage room where my hot water heater is. Man, they're doing good. Got about 15 or so up to about 2 inches right now. I used a chinese food takout tray that had a hard plastic lid as a mini greenhouse. All I did was useing 2 chopsticks cut in half as lid entensions was wrap it in plastic wrap and clear tape. Just punch a few holes in it and it's good to go
  • DonDonDonDon Posts: 89
    and it was quite funny when my friend popped one in his mouth. OMG, he had tried a Hab I made into ABTs before and I even told him these were over 3 times as hot as a hab but he didn't care. Darn fool popped it in and comminced to chewing. That lasted about 30 seconds til the HEAT kicked in. He spat it out and grabbed the gallon of milk out of the fridge, Darn near drank the whole gallon LOL
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