Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 855,000 to 1,041,427 SHU (Scoville heat units)
The Peach Bhut Jolokia/Peach Ghost Pepper is another fascinating color for the pepper once announced as the “Worlds Hottest”. This pepper is not only unique in color, but also in texture and flavor. Like all Jolokias, this pepper is extremely hot, productive, and full of flavor, but also more crunchy and firm fleshed than the other Jolokia varieties. When you bite into this pepper, you get a hint of sweetness which reminds you of a ripe peach. After tasting the sweetness, this pepper builds an excruciating amount of heat that lasts for a long time, even longer than the traditional red Bhut Jolokia.