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Mushroom Red

A red version of the mushroom chillies that is particularly hot.

Approximate heat level: 76,000 SHU

Price: £2.20

Capsicum annuum

Also known as ‘squash’ peppers and often mistaken for a Scotch Bonnet, the fruit of Mushroom chillies are a very distinctive blocky in shape with sloping sides, somewhat like a top.

Mushroom Red is a particularly hot version of the mushroom chillies, reaching an outstanding 76,000 SHUs. The fruit start green (like all mushroom chillies) and ripen, surprisingly, to a red. They are thin fleshed and about 3.8 to 4.5cm wide and 2.8 to 3.5cm long.

The plants are a manageable 70cm tall with a spread of about 70cm when grown in 10 litre pots.

Approx. number of seeds per pack: 15