Posted by Admin on July, 07, 2021
The hottest chilli produced by India is by far Bhut Jolokia or Ghost Chili. In the Guinness Book of World Records, Bhut Jolokia was listed as the world's hottest chilli in 2007. "Carolina Reaper" is the unofficial record holder.
In the northeast states of India is found. The famous ghost chilli means "Bhut Jolokia" in the Assamese language. The chilli is about 2.5 to 3.5 centimeters long and about 1 to 1.5 centimeters wide when mature. Black, yellow, and orange are among the color variations sold in the wholesale bhut jolokia chilli market.
Bhut Jolokia's Origin: The chilli was born in the state of Assam, which is in north-eastern India. Assam's topography also supports the production of ghost chilli in addition to tea cultivation. The temperature during the days and nights varies from 20° to 30°C and humidity for ghost chilli is around 70°C suitable.
Back in the days, peasants used to use Ghost chilli in clothing to drive herds of elephants away as a fence for their houses.
Bhut Jolokia Commercial Farming: Earlier culture only took place in the state of Assam, but also in the neighbouring states of Nagaland and Manipur commercial cultivation began. Assam's population is about 30% below the poverty line. And the weakening market for the local tea industry could profit the state from the cultivation of ghost pepper.
The Assam government seeks to improve Bhut Jolokia cultivation in the area by encouraging farmers. The funding is given by the Northeast Horticulture Mission of the central government.
Compared to export prices, the local market price is minimal. Bhut Jolokia has already been cultivated by tens of thousands of farmers from the Baksa and Nagaon districts of Assam. Many pharmaceutical firms try to sell Bhut Jolokia to foreign markets, such as Australia, Great Britain, the United States, etc.
Plants Growing: The height of the plant ranges between 1.2 and 2 meters and depends usually on the size of the container. The leaves of the plant are of little colour and grey. The correct growth of plants needs high heat and moisture and the pH levels of soil should be between 6 and 7. The plant will bloom for about 100 days and 100 more days before harvest.
Market Demand: In the recent past, demand for wholesale Bhut Jolokia chilli is not only Asian but European markets has increased. European imports have risen by more than 2 times and Morocco and Turkey are the main contributors to this growth. France, the UK, Spain, and Romania are other countries.
Bhut Jolokia's Uses: Ghost Chili's intensive fire and the scent are used for producing chilli sauce. It is possible to dry and use the same as powder. Natives in the north-east eat freshly to add to their local meals.
High amounts of oleoresin and capsaicin are detected at Bhut Jolokia. Demand in both local and foreign markets is exceptionally strong for both these components. In recent years, in Western markets such as the US and Europe, Chile has become more and more embraced. Bhut Jolokia will certainly reach the foreign markets with its hotness.
In Assam, measures to sell Ghost Chili products to major European and United States markets have also been taken. Commercial Bhut Jolokia cultivation for Indian farmers appears to be a lucrative choice. For farmers and other interested parties, contract agriculture will in the future be one of the choices.
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