Being a Caribbean man, I really appreciate this pepper. Its heat is perfect for cooking some of my favorite dishes. I love to use them in my stews and soups. Fish pepper is an old African American heirloom that predates 1870. Plants have variegated white and green leaves. Peppers also display a similar multi-colored pigment, then turn bright red when ripened. The Scoville scale measures them at 5,000–30,000 SHU, which is hotter than a Jalapeño but still perfect for cooking delicious meals! Our 2 foot tall plants are always prolific and hardy, producing in any weather. These are great for pickling, making flakes, powder and more!