Mushroom Red Chili Seeds
Info: The Mushroom Red Chili originates from the USA and resembles the Scotch Bonnet, although it belongs to the Capsicum annuum species. The plants have relatively small, long, light green leaves. After the first branches form, they form many new branches at relatively short intervals, however they have a rather slender growth.
The thin walled fruits are approx. 4 x 4 cm large and have a mushroom shape - hence the name Mushroom Chili. The chillies ripen from green to red, develop a pronounced spiciness, and are suitable for drying, for making sauces and salsas, and also for stuffing.
Care: The germination temperature is between 22 und 28°C (6 - 20 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating mat is recommended. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost.
|Level of spiciness||7|
|Scoville||15.000 - 30.000 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Jan. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||branched, approx. 70 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to red|
|Fruit appearance||round, wrinkled, mushroom shaped, approx. 4 x 4 cm|
|Ripening time||70 - 80 days|