Hot Paper Lantern chilli seeds. The Hot Paper Lantern (C. Chinense) belongs to the Habanero stable of chillies. A very unique and unusual habanero. The name comes from it's red pointy pendant shaped pods that look like lanterns. This is a medium with an equally unusual plant appearance. Really a very compact and beautiful structure to these plants. leaves are uncharacteristically C. Chinense with leaves that appear slightly fuzzy and more mat as a result - as opposed to the usual waxy appearance of C. Chinense leaves. A good and easy grower in our experience that produces well and if given the chance will produce many flushes in one season. Pods are a pointy pendant shaped and thin skinned and very crunchy when picked young. Pods ripen from a dark green through orange to a bright red. If left to ripen further, the red does intensify. At this stage pods are less crips, but much sweeter in taste. These chillies have a typically sweet red Habanero aroma and flavour and a heat that sits at the upper scale of Habaneros. These is a very hot variety of habanero. Fruity and sweet pods ideal for cooking and sauces. A very striking and productive plant!
Chillihead Images of fresh chillies shown in product views are for purpose of showing the type of chillies that these seeds have been harvested from. We do not sell fresh chillies on this site. Customers are advised that they are buying chilli seeds for the type of chilli shown in the product view. All our chilli plants are open pollinated. While we endeavour to grow plants in seclusion, cross polination may still be a factor. We do not sell to minors under the age of 18. We would also like to warn customers that most of our products are exctremely hot and should be treated with utmost respect.