Beginning between the months of May and June, thousands of farmers/field workers can be observed cultivating their crops in the humid, sub-tropical, northeastern region of India known as Assam.  Because of the decreasing level of tea production, these farmers have turned to one of India’s prized possessions, the Bhut jolokia, in order to make a living.  This very lucrative cash crop craves the prefect climate that the Indian land of Assam and the surrounding areas such as Nagaland, India provide.  Here the Bhut jolokia can thrive due to the hot humid climate and medium amounts of rain. Because of the High demand of this chili, the Bhut jolokia has been domesticated exactly like cranberries have, and does not commonly occur in the wild.  In fact, these chilies are being grown all over the world by anyone who wants to grow it. 


  This fruiting plant is an annual plant, which means that it will germinate, flower, produce fruit, then die within about a years time.  What makes this plant so unique is the fact that it can thrive on low amounts of water. The farmers who plant and harvest these crops usually only water them by rainfall. In fact, the less amount of water the plant receives, the more capsicum will be produced. Also, if the Bhut Jolokia is over watered, it becomes very susceptible to deadly fungi and, in most cases, will drop its leaves off completely.