Scarlet Lantern Peru chilli seeds. The Scarlet Lantern Peru (C Chinense) is very unusual indeed. This variety is from South America. Germination and growth is good and consistent. Our plant reached a height of around 40 - 50cm and was laiden with lots of fruit. Pods are a uneven pendant shape, that are very unusual and unique. Pods start off off white and start getting a purple blush - as most white chilli varieties do. At this stage, the plant is very striking and beautiful. It will take some time for pods to change colour, but when they do, pods change from off white/purple to orange and finally red when fully ripe. When cut open, pods have a very sweet aroma that is very like Red Habanero. Flavour wise, pods are super sweet and very fruity with Habanero flavour, but heat is considerably lower. A perfect heat, making these chillies much more manageable than Habaneros (for those who find Habaneros too hot). This chilli has huge ornamental and culinary appeal - so a fantastic all rounder in our books. Pods can be made into sauce or dried for chilli powder or chopped up and use raw in salsa. A definite winner in our books!
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.