Help identifying fake bhut jolokia

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by tobycat, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. tobycat

    tobycat Meat Mopper

    Anybody have any idea what this pepper might be? it had a bhut jolokia tag at the nursey but I grew real bhuts last year and this ain't it.  They are

    SUPER HOT but unlike a ghost pepper the heat hits instantly and really does not have much flavor, unless you consider pain a flavor.

  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    That would be a Red Savina Habanero, the hottest of the habaneros.
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It might be a pimento...  Dave

  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Well Dave with Tobycat's description of "SUPER HOT" I don't think it's a pimento. Pimento's have one of the lowest Scoville Scale ratings of any chili pepper.
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think I paid more attention to the picture....  looking for a similar shape.....   
  6. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    Looks like a red savina. YUM.
  7. smokenado

    smokenado Smoke Blower

    Yep I grew some Red Savina but they weren't allowed to be sold in plant form had too buy seeds and start them in pods. The Red Savina was protected under a seed patent. These look like Red Savina to me.
  8. tobycat

    tobycat Meat Mopper

    I found this guy on youtube with a pepper that looks just like mine. Say's it's a Red Caribbean Habanero 
  9. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    +1 on Caribbean Red. I grow these every year. Really great dried and ground to add heat to just about anything.
  10. tobycat

    tobycat Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the help. Red Caribbean they are!  I was a little peeved as I went back to the nursery where I bought them and showed them pics of the fruit to try and determine what they actually were. They swore up and down that those were some beautiful Bhut Jolokia peppers!. I have used one small pepper to make an awesome batch of pepper pot soup.  Trying to figure out a good wing sauce to use these in.

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