Species: Capsicum chinense

Chocolate Bhut Jolokia

Species Capsicum chinense
Origin India
Scoville Unities 500.000 - 1.000.000
Pungency Degree 8
Unripe Color Green
Ripe Color Brown
Length 60 mm
Diameter 25 mm

General Info

Chocolate Bhut Jolokia is a variety of the bhut jolokia chili. Actually, the state of Assam is already famous for producing “chocolate” varieties of many other famous chilis. Assam is also know to be the region where the most pungent chilis are grown, like Bhut Jolokia itself, Naga Jolokia, Borbih, Raja Chilli, Bih Jolokia, Naga Moresh any some others.


Chocolate Bhut Jolokia chilis size can range from 27 to 32 millimeters (diameter) and between 68 to 75 millimeters in length. It’s plant can reach between 450 millimeters to 1,2 metros and it’s leaves, green and smooth, can range from 48x105 millimeters to 72x135 millimeters, width and length respectively.

The amount of seed on each chili is very small, which seems to be a common pattern to elongated fruits belonging to the Capsicum chinense species. The seeds germinate between 10 to 15 days and chilis normally ripe after 115 days or more.

Gastronomy Tips and Info

Avoid handling Chocolate Bhut Jolokia without protecting eyes and hands properly!

Normally, Chocolate Bhut Jolokia’s seeds and pulp are removed before preparing any recipe, which is useful to reduce its pungency. These chilis are used either fresh or dried on salads, sauces and many other recipes. The dried chili can also be grounded and used on several ways.