Update Fall 2023:
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Hot Pepper 'Naga Morich' Seeds (Certified Organic)

Also known as the sister chili of the Bhut Jolokia or Ghost chili.

Availability: In stock

All orders are hand-packaged and may take UP TO FOUR weeks to SHIP.
Thank you for your patience during this time.


The Naga Morich is also known as the serpent chili and the Dorset Naga. It comes from the country of Bangladesh south of Northeast India. It is also known as the sister chili of the Bhut Jolokia or Ghost chili. Pods have a pimply texture like a Bhut Jolokia but the Naga Morich is smaller with small ribbing in the skin. Pods are generally wedge shaped and average about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide. They ripen from a rich green through to yellow/orange and finally to a rich red. Flavor is less earthy than a Bhut Jolokia, slightly fruity, and the heat is the same if not hotter. It makes one mean hot sauce or barbecue marinade, tastily fruity to start and wickedly demonic for minutes after. A small slice of this chili can be enough to breathe fire into a typical soup or stew. Like the ghost pepper, the Naga Morich plays very well in marinades and hot sauces, where the slow heat allows for the unique fruity and earthy flavor of the chili to come to life prior to the intensity. You can also grind dried Naga Morich into an extreme chili powder. Just use a pinch for a pot. It’s enough. EXTREMELY hot! Non-Isolated. 

SHU: 1,000,000 - 1,598,227

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum chinense
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 110-120
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 1,200,000-1,499,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered, Twisted
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads)
Seeds Per Pack 10