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Bhut Jolokia (GHOST CHILI) wont produce pepper

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:17 pm
by isaacx815
Hello everyone im new to the forums and fairly new to indoor gardening. i have been interested in gardening since i baought my house 2 years ago and i absolutely love it. Its so theraputic. Anyway i have a aerogarden that i have a bhut jolokia in and its about 2 1/2" tall. It is producing lots of flowers and i have tried to pollinate them by shaking the plant, using a q tip and brush to spread pollin but still no succes. i have been doing this everyday for the last 2 weeks and still nothing. im starting to get a little frustratwed with this and need some advise so if anyone has anything for me i would greatly appreciate the feed back thank you

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:58 pm
by Decado
Ghost chiles eh? I heard these are the hottest peppers on the planet, do you plan on actually eating these? :lol: My guess would be that the aero garden doesn't provide enough light, or enough of the right color light for fruiting.

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:43 am
by cherishedtiger
Umm... those are inedible basically... causing blisters upon touch to the tongue and being used for anit-terrorism in the form of pepper sprays and pepper bombs... :shock: SOOO not meant for eating, oh, wear gloves, apparently they can blister your hands while working with them.

Good luck! Thats about all I know about them...

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:23 pm
by garden5
Yeah, I think that it is the aerogarden thing, too. I'm by no means an expert on this stuff, but I know that to grow plants to fruit successfully indoors, you need some expensive/specialized lighting.

I'm thinking that your best bet would be to plant the plants outside when all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up a little. You should get some peppers, then.

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:29 pm
by TZ -OH6
Supposedly the flavor is very good before the heat kicks in. A lot of hard core chile heads are growing them for making sauce, but they are difficult/temperamental about setting fruit even outside. I seem to recall that they need heat and a long season.

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:55 pm
by isaacx815
yeah i thought about that. those gardens arent good for much. i do have sveral for outside hopefully ill be able to plant them this weekend it going to be up to 80 around here in Pa.