Buena Mulata Hot Pepper Seed

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Very rare, extremely productive. A chameleon-like pepper that undergoes color changes during ripening, from iridiscent violet to pinkish in color, then orange changing to brown, and eventually to a deep red. The long, round, tapered pods undergo a unique flavor change as they ripen as well, with the reds being more sweet and meatier than the violet. The heat level is that of a Thai chile. The stunning plants also make wonderful potted ornamental specimens. Occasionally, you’ll be surprised by a mutation of a half-orange/half-purple pepper! Because of the copious yields, staking is recommended. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 7-14 days
  • Days to maturity: 75-80
  • Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 3’
  • Sow outdoors: Not recommended.
  • Produce size: 6-7” pods
  • Yield: Very productive, especially with full sun and consistent fertilizer application
  • Mature plant height: 24-36”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: 1944, by African-American folk artist Horace Pippin

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