Growing Mushroom Red Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Other Names: Mushroom Red Cap Pepper, Jamaican Red Pepper
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 10-12)
- Days to Maturity: 75-90
- Days to Germination: 7 - 21
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Width: 24-36”
- Plant Height: 24-36”
- Row Spacing: 24-36”
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 75-85°F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and root rot in poorly drained soil. Also watch for aphids, white flies, and cut worms.
- Mushroom Red Hot Pepper Color: Green, turning to bright red when ripe.
- Mushroom Red Hot Pepper Scoville: 30,000 SHU
How to Grow Mushroom Red Hot Peppers from SeedIt’s recommended to start the seeds indoors in early spring, sowing them 1/4” deep and keeping them moist and warm until germination.
Seeds typically germinate within 7 to 21 days. Once the seeds have sprouted, they can be moved into either larger pots or directly into the rich soil of a vegetable garden (with at least 24” of spacing between the individual plants). Additionally, as with almost all varieties of pepper, it’s important for the plants to get full sun in order to facilitate successful growth.
Peppers start as lime green and ripen to be bright red. Sow seeds ¼” dep indoors and transplant after a few weeks to full sun in the spring.
Mushroom Red Hot Peppers in the Vegetable Garden
Described as being very similar to Scotch Bonnet peppers in terms of both flavor and growing requirements, this cultivar is accustomed to warmer weather due to its Jamaican origins. Therefore, these seeds will grow best in hot climates similar to their native environment (although they can still thrive in other climates as long as they are cared for properly).
Rated at at 30,000 SHU and with a flavor that is both fruity and spicy, the thin-skinned peppers grown from these seeds are often dried and used to create extra hot chili powder but can also be a good choice for homemade hot sauces.
They may need staking to grow upright, and do well in tropical climates. They can be grown in containers as well as gardens.
Harvesting Mushroom Red Hot Peppers
When mature and ready to harvest, these peppers will turn from green to red and be 2 - 3” in length.
As with most types of peppers, it’s often best to cut the fruit from the plant using small garden shears (leaving a small amount of stem behind on the plant). It’s also advisable to minimize skin contact with the peppers themselves due to the high levels of capsaicin contained in the flesh of the fruit.
For fully mature peppers, harvest after 95 days.
About Mushroom Red Hot Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum (80-95 days)
Both fruity and spicy, with a considerable amount of heat.
These peppers are excellent when pickled, or dried to make spices. They also make great garnishes and additions to gourmet dishes.
Mushroom Red hot peppers have a unique flattened mushroom shape with bright red skin. Each pepper is 1” long and 1.5” wide.
Plants are 24-30” tall with green stems and foliage and white flowers.
Mushroom Red Hot Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 250 mg - Packet Seeds - Approximately 45 Seeds
- .25 oz - Packet Seeds - Approximately 1,250 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale Seeds - Approximately 5,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale Seeds - Approximately 20,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 80,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 400,000 Seeds
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