Goat's Weed peppers grow straight up from the olive green leaves and stems that are lined with silver hair. The peppers have a beautiful aging color pattern as they start off green, turn black, and eventually ripen to a rich red color once they reach about 3 inches in length. All three colors can be well presented on the plant at any time, along with beautiful white flowers.
Goat's Weed peppers average about 20,000 to 40,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), similar to the Black Pearl pepper, NuMex Twilight pepper, and Pequin pepper. The heat level of Goat's Weed peppers is between the Serrano and Cayenne. One of the most beautiful ornamental peppers, the Goat's Weed pepper is the perfect combination of beauty and spice. Goat's Weed peppers are commonly dried and used in a flake or powder form. Its appearance is strikingly similar to the Black Cobra pepper.