Naga Morich Chilli Seeds 20

Capsicum chinensis

The Naga Morich, closely related to the Bhut jolokia, is a chilli pepper native to Bangladesh and North East India, It is mostly very similar to Bhut Jolokia, or Ghost Chilli. In UK it is called Dorset naga which is originally from Bangladesh. It is one of the hottest known chili peppers. This is a very hot chilli. In fact The Guinness Book of World Records 2007 hottest chilli.

Plant characteristics

Like many varieties of the Chinense species, the Naga Morich is a small-medium shrub with large leaves, small, five-petaled flowers, and blisteringly hot fruit. It differs to the Bhut Jolokia and Bih Jolokia in that the pods are slightly smaller with a pimply ribbed texture as opposed to the smoother flesh of the other two varieties.


The plants are cultivated in North East India and Bangladesh, the Naga Morich being native to these regions. They are also grown in the USA, United Kingdom (as subspecies Dorset Naga) and Australia for the production of hot sauces, and in Finland, where it is mainly sold fresh in supermarkets.

Culinary usage

The Naga Morich chilli is extremely hot, but has a flavour that is quite unique. Like the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper), it has a sweet and slightly tart flavour, followed by slight undertones of woody, smoky flavours. The chili is traditionally used green by the Bangladeshis, often eaten raw as a side dish. It is well suited for BBQ and grilling due to its unique flavour profile.

  • Sow Moderate Climate: Sep-Nov
  • Sow Warm Climate: Aug-Dec
  • Sow Sub-Tropical Climate: Jul-Mar
  • Sow Tropical Climate: All Year Round
  • Sowing Method: Raise Seedlings
  • Depth: 4mm
  • Row Spacing: 80-100cm
  • Plant Spacing: 50-60cm
  • Soil Temp: 25-28 °C
  • Emerge: 10-25 Days
  • Harvest: 60-120 Days



SKU CNagaM20
Unit Of Measure ea

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