I’ve Achieved Ghost Chili

If you’ve been following my adventure in growing a ghost chili plant, then you know I’ve been at this for a while.

I started our ghost chili plant indoors in February and it has taken this long to achieve one little pepper. The plant is currently loaded with green ones but this one small pepper finally turned orange.

how to grow ghost chili pepper

My husband and I, brave souls that we are, decided to taste it last night. I cut off a sliver of it and the minute it hit my tongue I knew I was putting pure fire in my mouth.

There is somewhat of a fruity flavor behind all the intense heat, but I’m not kidding you when I say these things are dangerous. This is truly the hottest thing I’ve ever experienced. It was beyond hot. It was molten.

We’ve already had to cover our plants twice due to frost warnings and, though the next week looks like it’s going to be pretty nice, our season here in Northern Illinois is quickly winding down.

We may have to dig the plant up and bring it inside. I’m thinking ghost chili salsa.

Hahahahahahahaha. I’m pretty sure I’m insane.

2 thoughts on “I’ve Achieved Ghost Chili

  1. RoscoeRamblings says:

    Hey Lesley-

    Have you ever heard of the restaurant Kuma’s Corner in Chicago? If you or your hubby are burger fans, you should check it out. Anyway, each month they have a Burger of The Month. When I saw this month’s BOTM, I thought of you:

    Anthrax Burger:
    10oz patty
    Ghost pepper sauteed spinach
    Hot Capicolla
    Red onion & basil salad

    All loaded on to a pretzel bun. YUM!

    • Wow that’s one hell of a burger – The Anthrax Burger is an appropriate name.! I’ve heard of Kuma’s Corner but have never been there. We may just have to make the trip in…thanks for the tip!

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