Bhut Jolokia

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  1. Robert Price

    Robert Price New Member

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    Hi I'm Rob from West Sussex.

    I brought a fresh Bhut Jolokia (yellow) chilli back from Borneo in January off this year. I've propagated approximately 2 dozen seedlings. The first 12 were sown in January, appeared in 6 days and were then dormant for 12 weeks. Positioned in a West facing bay window, they're now approx. 12 to 17 cm high and covered in healthy foliage. The second batch are still only 3 to 4 cm high and real leaves just starting to appear. I'm feeding them all with 'Chilli Focus' weekly. I'm a complete novice and having got this far feels like a real achievement, I've looked online and this particular variety has much conflicting information surrounding it. I'd be really grateful for any advice anyone has, for example, when should I expect flowers and is there anything else I should be doing to improve likelihood of eventually finding fruit! An old woman half way up a mountain in the Bornean jungle gave me the original chilli/seeds, I really want these plants to succeed! I can provide pictures if it would help you experts, and if anyones interested I'm happy to send them some seedlings to increase our chances. Many thanks in advance! Rob.
     
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    Hi Robert, I have just joined the forum and am disappointed on the lack of replies to any question or query.
    I grew Bhut Jolokia last year, my first year of growing chillies which I was pleased with the results, wrt the Bhut jolokia, I had two that grew, one plant only reached about 1ft tall and yielded a few small fruit that wasn't usable, the other grew to 6ft and yielded loads of fruit! They are late ripeners and it was well into the autumn when I picked my last chillies. So from that experience I would say its pot luck.
    I'm growing again this year from seeds of the 6ft plant so will let you know how it goes.
     
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