One of the most sought after ornamental peppers, the Black Pearl is a unique pepper because of its black foliage as well as its red and black peppers. Black Pearl pepper plants have beautiful purple flowers that eventually turn into peppers that start off black and ripen to red. Although Black Pearl peppers are known for their strikingly beautiful appearance, they actually have a medium heat level as they average 15,000 to 30,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).
Black Pearl peppers are similar in size to the White Habanero pepper, and their heat level is similar to the Pequin pepper, Tabasco pepper, and Black Cobra pepper. A beautiful addition to any garden, the Black Pearl pepper is a very popular choice for ornamental pepper growers.