A prolific chilli producing hot, oddly-shaped fruit that ripen from green to yellow.
Heat level: hot
(approx. 45,000 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 Yellow produces hot fruit that measure about 4.5cm wide and 3.5cm long and ripen from green to yellow. Though a little late to mature, the medium tall plants are loaded with fruit. They can be grown in the ground or pots 7.5 to 10 litres in size, and need support to stay upright.
Sea Spring Seeds also sells a hotter, red version of the mushroom chilli, imaginatively called Mushroom Red.
Heat level: hot (approx. 45,000 SHU)
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Approximate number of seeds per pack: 15