**I LOVE plants that can be neglected and still thrive well!!! ** WORLD'S HOTTEST - BHUT GHOST PEPPERS ** Bhut Jolokia Pepper: In fall of 2006, the Guinness Book of Records confirmed that New Mexico State University Regent s Professor Paul Bosland had indeed discovered the world s hottest chile pepper, Bhut Jolokia. Bhut Jolokia, at 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), is nearly twice as hot as Red Savina, the chile pepper variety it replaces as the worlds hottest!!!! Other Names: Bhut Jolokia, Ghost Chili, Ghost Pepper, Naga Morich Caution: The fruits of this chile variety are extremely hot. It is advised to wear gloves when handling the peppers, keep them away from children, and thoroughly clean all kitchen utensils!