Mushroom Red


A very hot chilli with oddly-shaped fruit that ripen from green to red.

Heat level: very hot
(approx. 76,000 SHU)


What is a mushroom chilli?

Mushroom chillies are also known as ‘squash’ peppers and sometimes erroneously called  ‘Scotch Bonnet’. The fruit are thin-fleshed and have a slightly bumpy surface. They have an odd shaped, which from a 2D perspective, can roughly be described as an isosceles trapezium, though some fruit also have a knob on the stem end.


Mushroom Red
Capsicum annuum

Mushroom Red produces fruit that measure 3.8 to 4.5cm wide and 2.8 to 3.5cm long. They are very hot, and turn from green to red as they mature.

Though somewhat late to mature, the medium tall plants are covered by fruit. They can be kept in the ground or pots 7.5 to 10 litres in size, and need support so that they don’t fall over.

Sea Spring Seeds also sells a milder, yellow version of the mushroom chilli, imaginatively called Mushroom Yellow.

Heat level: very hot (approx. 76,000 SHU)
For more information on Scoville Heat Units and what they mean click here.

Approximate number of seeds per pack: 15