Here is the Fish Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 10,000 SHU. Originating in the Caribbean, all the fish pepper seeds in existence today originated from seeds that were obtained in the 1940s from a black folk painter in West Chester, Pennsylvania, named Horace Pippin. This beautiful and useful hot pepper with eye-catching variegated foliage is about 3 inches long and ripens from cream to orange, brown, and finally red. The flavor is moderately hot and this variety was once common in the crab houses of the East coast during the 19th century. We offer 2 types of this pepper. The Fish Red Pepper is a red variant that often comes out of fish peppers. Plants can get to 4 feet tall and is a very good producer. Open pollinated 80 days.