Then in 2010 the Naga Viper stole the title. In 2007, the Naga Bhut Joloki or “Ghost chile” was named the hottest pepper on earth. Ghost peppers are an extremely hot pepper variety that are great for people who love a thrill. A healthy ghost pepper plant can bear up to 100 chiles. On the Scoville scale, ghost peppers rank between 855,000 to 1,041,427. Water requirements: Keep soil consistently moist throughout the growing season. Apparently, ghost peppers are so hot, the Indian Army uses them as the base for their chili grenades (via Alimentarium). They're relatively easy to grow as long as they get plenty of sun and warm weather. Amend soil with 3 to 5 inches of compost or other organic matter prior to planting. By contrast, jalapenos only rank between 2,500 to 8,000. And in 2012 the … Soil requirements: Peppers need well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Once mature, the chiles vary in heat and flavor -- even when grown on the same plant. You can encourage the production of good peppers in about 100-120 days by fertilizing the soil and watering the pepper plants frequently. Soil pH should be 6.2 to 7.0. Never assume how hot a mature ghost pepper … According to Pepper Scale, ghost peppers are 107 times hotter than jalapenos.