White Ghost Pepper Seeds – Sonoran Spice

White Ghost Pepper Seeds

The White Ghost (Bhut Jolokia) is definitely in the top ten for most stunning peppers. They start out green, then through the growing process they will turn a creamy white and when they are fully matured they are a brilliant bright white color. They have a sweet Bhut taste but are a tad on the bitter side as well. These peppers can get up to over 1,000,000 SHU! The White Ghost is absolutely worth the wait, and you might even question whether or not you want to eat such a pretty pepper.

Growing Tips:

Where do you live? What is the average temperature where they are growing? Have you checked the soil acidity? Are they in direct sunlight for most of the day?

These are all very important variables when trying to grow the hottest peppers in the world.

We have hundreds of plants growing from the very same seeds you can purchase here but the plants need to be kept warm and the soil acidity level above 6.5.

You can purchase a soil test kit at any Home Depot or Lowes to check the level. Also, it is important not to water the plants too much and make sure the soil is not only kept warm but can drain well. A good solution to that is blending the soil with some sand to help the drainage.

Also, when sprouting them, it's good to make sure they are kept warm in a dark place. We use 2 methods.

1) An Aerogarden.

2) We take shallow pans, add 2 layers of paper towels to the bottom and make sure they are moist but not drowning in water. Then we add the seeds and add 1 sheet of paper towels on top. It takes 6-14 days for them to sprout using this method and you will need to check the tray each day to make sure the paper towels are kept moist. We use a seed warming plate to keep them above 80 degrees but most people just place the tray on top of their fridge where it is warm.

Another method that works, but we no longer use it, is to purchase a seed growing kit from Home Depot. These have a little plastic tray that goes on top that will keep the humidity up on the seeds and allow them to germinate more quickly. It is a sort of mini greenhouse. It's best to just keep these inside your home in a dark room until they sprout so that the temperature is not affected by the evening chill.

Once the seeds sprout, you should wait until 2 tiny leaves appear before transplanting them into the soil.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. Good luck and happy growing!

Additional Info
Want to learn more about Ghost Peppers? Be sure to check out The Ultimate Guide to Ghost Peppers on our blog.

Ultimate Guide to Ghost Peppers