- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Heat: superhot
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 10+
- Capsicum chinense
- Bagged Bloom Seeds
Black Bhutlah has a history that is best described by the PuckerButt Pepper Company (https://store.puckerbuttpeppercompany.com/products/cp-288-black-bhutlah-slp-f2). It is so informative that I will simply quote the description here: “From the Christopher Phillips Rare Seed Collection R7–Release #7 on September 3, 2015. This is an intensely hot Capsicum chinense pepper originating from Peter Merle in the Canary Islands. This phenotype originally showed up from a Bhutlah Red SLP plant in Christopher’s garden and immediately caught his eye. While not black in color per se, the pods are much darker when ripe than the standard Bhutlah Brown SLP so Peter decided to name the phenotype Black Bhutlah SLP to differentiate it. The variety is still in the early stages (F3 seed being sold) so pod shape / color variations could occur. The peppers are extremely pimpled and the interior walls are just completely lined in capsaicin! We do not have an exact heat level on this one yet, but after one bite, we knew it was in the Stupit Hot category!!”
The filial generation I have now is not known. However, I believe that this is a developing variety, because the leaf/stem color of the seedlings were not identical. I chose the more green seedlings, and my fruits have the color they should, green then cool brown, ripening to warm chocolate red. I believe that the “crinkledness” in the photo shown at PuckerButt’s site is greater than my fruits demonstrated. My Black Bhutlah appear to be a little shinier and smoother. I have to agree with the category “Stupit Hot,” and that the interior was indeed lined with capsaicin that dripped on the counter when I cut into a ripe pod. Chileheads, unite! This one you will like.
DEVELOPING VARIETY: Your plants and fruits may show a variation of what is shown here.
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