The Hot Paper Lantern is a habanero type Pepper. elongated, pendant shaped Pepper, they pack the same blistering Habenero heat. They ripen from lime green to orange and finally to a bright scarlet red. just as hot as its cousin the orange habanero, except the Lantern has a different sweeter initial taste before the heat kicks in, while the orange habanero has a sharper heat that heats up the tongue much faster. Great for seasoning, salsa, hot sauce, roasting and drizzles nicely over Beef and Pork Ribs.