Royal Black Pepper
Here is the Royal Black Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville units: 5,000 ~ 30,000 SHU. Origin: Unknown. This pepper is ornamental and edible. This first completely black-leafed pepper is a great choice for containers or planting in the garden. Foliage turns from greenish to glossy black with maturity and needs to be in full direct sun light to turn fully black. Very shiny black fruit matures dark red. Very, very hot! 14 to 18 inches high, spreading 12 to 16 inches. Grow as an ornamental, or in the vegetable garden, or both! Open pollinated, 85 days.
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