Candlelight Mutant Pepper Seeds
The Candlelight Mutant Pepper, a Capsicum annuum cultivar, presents a fascinating and unique addition to the world of chili peppers. Discovered by Rauno, also known as Bluesman, from Finland around 2009, this variety stands out for its distinctive appearance and manageable heat level.
The Candlelight Mutant Pepper exhibits a genetic mutation that results in completely warped leaves and peppers, forming odd shapes that distinguish it from typical pepper plants. The foliage of the plant is characterized by elongated leaves, creating an unusual and striking appearance. Despite its unusual appearance, the plant maintains a compact form, making it suitable for small gardens or container growing.
Pod Characteristics and Heat Level
The pods of the Candlelight Mutant Pepper are roughly 1 inch long. They undergo a color transformation from green to red as they ripen. A noteworthy aspect of this variety is that its small pods may not always produce seeds.
While we categorize this pepper in the mild-sweet category, it is not sweet! The Scoville Heat Units (SHU) for this pepper range from 1,000 to 8,000, placing it on the milder end of the heat spectrum. This makes it an excellent choice for those who prefer a moderate level of spiciness. On average, the peppers attain about 2,500 SHU, offering a pleasant heat that can be enjoyed without overwhelming the palate.
The Candlelight Mutant Pepper’s mild heat level and unique appearance make it a versatile ingredient in various culinary creations. It can be used in salads, salsas, and other dishes where a touch of mild heat and visual appeal is desired.
This variety is relatively easy to grow and can be cultivated in a variety of settings, including gardens and pots. Its compact size and ornamental appearance make it an attractive addition to any space.