|Fruit color||purple turning red at maturity|
|Fruit size||very small|
|Scoville Heat Units (SHU)|
|Variety type||open-pollinated, stabilized accidental cross, de-hybridized|
- Very ornamental plants with beautiful purplish green foliage. Leaves start out purple and then show mottled green in the middle. Leaves are darker purple in full sun, and greener when grown under plastic. Small purple flowers and very small upward pointed purple fruits that turn pale red when fully mature. Fruits are conical in shape and medium hot in flavor.
- Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C) 12
Year grown: 2012, 2014
- Compact plant about 12" X 12"; small dark purple and green foliage goes all black purple in full sun, medium purple flowers, prolific producer of small, upward pointed teardrop shaped hot peppers that range from lavender through cream, yellow, orange and red at maturity. Gorgeous plant for pots or flower beds, and the peppers dry well. Be sure to cull out any young seedlings that do not have dark purple coloration.
- Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C)
Year grown: 2012
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
- Developed by Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina by stabilizing a selection from an unknown hot pepper that appeared to be a hybrid / cross. Stabilized to the F9 generation.
- First offered in the Seed Savers 2013 Yearbook by Craig LeHoullier of Raleigh, North Carolina (NC LE C).
|Year||Commercial Vendors||Seed Savers Yearbook (Member listings)||Seeds of Diversity (Member listings)|
|2015||Tatiana's TOMATObase Seeds - new
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