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Buena Mulata Hot Pepper Seeds

Buena Mulata Hot Pepper Seeds

9 total reviews

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The Buena Mulata is a beautiful ornamental heirloom hot pepper that closely resembles a classic cayenne, except for its early purple color.

Buena Mulata pods can grow to be 6-7 inches long and plants can be grown in containers or garden beds. Watching them mature from purple to pinkish-yellow to brown and finally deep red is a truly fun and unique experience. The longer you let the fruit ripen, the sweeter and meatier it gets.

Purple Mulatas are most sought after for their looks but the flavor is quite good for an ornamental. They have heat similar to cayennes but more sweetness, which makes for an interesting twist on crushed pepper flakes or fresh salsa.

  • Species: Capsicum Annuum
  • Heat Level: 30,000-50,000 SHUs
  • Type: Medium Hot
  • Flavor: Sweet
  • Origin: USA
  • Pod Size: 6-7"
  • Plant Height: 2-3 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 75-80 Days

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant size: 2-3 ft.
  • Pod size: 6-7"
  • Origin: USA
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 30,000-50,000

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Daniel Martin
Makes wonderful powder!!

I grew these for the first time this year. High germination rate and high yield. I love the way they start purple, then lighten up and turn orange or red when ripe. I’ve been impressed so far. I believe I will be adding this to my yearly rotation. I cut them in half and put them in the dehydrator for 12 hours at 125F. Then into the spice blender. It has a wonderful smoky and sweet aroma and taste. Love to sprinkle it on about anything. I could never go back to store bought cayenne powder now. This will be a staple in my spice drawer going forward. Highly recommended.

Disappointment to date

I have ordered live plants the last 5 yrs & each time they weren't what they were supposed to be. SORRY nut it's true. SO, I had a rep call me 2 yrs ago to discuss the issue. The lady assured me that it was the seed tech that had been slacking & he was gone now so PROBLEM SOLVED....I order othe items & dont want to leave Pepper Joe's BUT that I can't keep paying for what I did not order but she reassured me the problem was solved. Well, IT WASN'T. It was better but not fully better. About half werenwhat they were supposed to be which still lacking a lot. I do not mean to crack on Pepper Joe's but it is what it is. NOW, THIS REVIEW MAY NEVER MAKE IT TO BEING VIEWED sooooo we dahall see.
Sincerely, Carl Ramsey

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Pepper Rone
Gorgeous looking peppers

These are doing great I wish I could post pictures ! Very mild pepper when purple but has very good flavor, plant is loaded with flowers and peppers can't wait tell they Ripen! Germinating pepper seeds can take a long time you have to have patience, I use heat mats, dome , and a decent light, once started they love hot days in the sun with moist roots through the night Thanks !!