30,000-50,000 SHU - VERY HOT! One of the best known hot chili peppers. Strong, spreading 18-24"H plants have abundant medium green foliage. Thin, emerald green pods are 5-6¾"L. Turn red at maturity. Concentrated at harvest. This ornamental/edible is one of the best peppers for seasoning pickles and salsa. Used fresh in sauces or dried and ground for cayenne pepper. Good for freezing. Used for dried pepper wreath and ristras.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.