|'Squash' Pepper is a hot pepper generally ready for harvest 85 days after sowing. This heirloom pepper, also known as the mushroom pepper, is thought to be the parent of the bell types. Plants produce a mix of red and green mushroom-shaped peppers that are hot, with a fruity aftertaste. When dried, they are very decorative. When selecting varieties, it is important that you look for a variety that has TM in the name or that is specified as being tobacco mosaic resistant.