- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Time to maturity: mid season
- Heat: very hot
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 5+
- Capsicum chinense
- Bagged Bloom Seeds
Mojo Scoundrel is a beautiful and hot chile resulting from a cross of Bhut (Jolokia?) to Pimenta da Neyde. Enrique at Mojo Pepper states that he received this variety from Domenico “Mascalzone,” who is an Italian master grower, so I will guess that the original cross was made by Domenico. The segregate shown on Enrique’s site shows a pinkish fruit looking very like Ping Tiger, with purple spots and stripes. It is stated that the ripe color is cream. I found the same, except that I did not have vivid striping, and the color is more fawn than cream at ripeness. It is quite hot. A friend of mine makes powdered spice from this one, stating that it is her favorite, and tastier than the spice she made from Pink Tiger or from Yaki Blue Fawn. The unripe fruits are quite dark purple, and lighten with ripening. I will call this one C. chinense, but this is not a certainty. Pimenta da Neyde itself is said to be a hybrid C. annuum x C. chinense. I cannot guarantee that this is a stable line. Note: Developing line.
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