10,000 – 30,000 SHU
If you hear the words “Black Pearl” and you don’t immediately think of Johnny Depp and Pirate ships, you have been living on another planet!! Although if it’s treasure you are after this chilli is definitely a jewel in the crown. It won an award in 2006 for its beauty alone. This plant is totally black and we mean a deep velvet black. Something you would expect to see growing on some otherworldly mystical twilight planet. The fruit is small, round and black until ripens to a bright vivid red. The contrast is astounding. The fruit is quite edible and has a slow creeping heat. It may well be the best ornamental around!