Chocolate-brown, lantern shaped fruits are 2-inches long, and so ornamental! Don’t let the color fool you; these are not candy, but rather potent peppers that carry a massive 300,000 Scoville units of heat! (70 days)
Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before last frost date of spring. Surface sow or barely cover the seeds, which benefit from the light to speed germination. Keep seed-trays warm and do not allow to dry out. When sprouts appear, move to a sunny window or grow light.
Set out well-developed transplants after last frost date when weather is warm. Peppers need rich soil and can be harvested green or ripe.