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Buena Mulata Hot Pepper (10 seeds) (HPP500) $4.00

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Buena Mulata Hot Pepper

         
 
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Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! This pepper classic was acquired in 1944 from African-American folk artist Horace Pippin. The long, narrow pods undergo chameleon-like color changes from purple, to pink, pale yellow, orange, brown, and then finally dark red. Highly ornamental, its high-test heat is counterbalanced with complex flavors. Ideal for salsa morada or Caribbean style cookery, this is the first time we have released seed from the Roughwood Collection. The 24-inch bushes should be planted 15 inches apart. By purchasing you help support Dr. Weavers work.
 
Buena Mulata Hot Pepper
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 25
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

96.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Bonanza
Location:
Clinton Hollow, NY, United States
Date:
October 4, 2017
          4.0
 
A nice spice
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Color, Flavor, Heat

What are the cons? Longevity

Review:

Lovely colors but they are not red for very long at all before starting to rot so pick them quickly! This could have been because we had a VERY wet year. Overall easy to grow. The flavor is definitely there, but if you can not handle a cayenne then you probably do not want these. HIGH HEAT!! I will definitely grow them again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
I
Location:
Lhmr, Norway
Date:
September 12, 2017
          5.0
 
Good yield and ok flavor
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Pretty and good yield

What are the cons? None

Review:

Started mine in late march, and it soon caught up with my habaneros that i sowed in january. Nice purple flowers, beautiful small fruit. Although mine went purple, orange/brown, red. They are quite mild, and the flavor develops as they turn red. Mine went orange when dried. The stems are a bit on the thin side to carry all the fruit.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
EclecticLadyy
Location:
Houtzdale, PA, United States
Date:
August 11, 2017
          1.0
 
For looks only
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Lovely color. Decorative

What are the cons? Horrible for drying

Review:

I transplanted dozens of these peppers for the first time in 2017. The plants are small, decorative and the branches barely support the delicate purple peppers. PROS: The peppers are lovely & eye-catching. CONS: Turns the ugliest brown color when dried. I used an Excalibur Dehydrator at a very low heat setting (that always preserves the color of other peppers) but had extremely poor results. These peppers dry to a truly unappetizing brown vomit color. SO disappointed. I gave a huge amount of space in my garden to these plants. Big mistake. All the peppers I dried are going into the compost. I am NOT writing this review just to complain but to save others from such disappointment. Try a couple of plants to see if you like them. I recommend these for fresh use only. I will not grow these ever again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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Nickname:
unFROGetable
Location:
Bickleton, WA, United States
Date:
August 8, 2017
          5.0
 
Buena Mulata Peppers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good germination, easy to grow

What are the cons? none

Review:

We live at 3000' in the Simcoe Highlands (east slope of the Cascade Mountains). We plant our tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants close to our house to ensure they get enough warmth. Generally we have average luck with peppers. The Buena Mulata hot pepper has led the way in our garden this year with sturdy growth, early bloom, good bloom set, and, now, a plethora of lavender/purple peppers. We've tried them in stir fry and chopped in cucumber/onion salad. At this stage the heat is similar to jalape?os. We plan to dry them when they turn red. Definitely, the Buena Mulata will become a staple in our garden and kitchen.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
BMMi
Location:
San Francisco, CA, United States
Date:
August 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Top choice pretty hot pepper
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? looks, heat at maturity

What are the cons? none

Review:

I'm growing three of these plants in containers in my 5th story apartment windows. Great looking purple/ white flowers in abundance. The peppers themselves start white then turn iridescent purple for a long time. They are gorgeous at this point but no heat. After several weeks they start to turn red and that's when they start getting hot. I have several that have turned almost all red not. They are super hot but not unbearable. Great choice for the looks and taste.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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