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.
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.