She’s a stunner. The Royal Black Chilli Pepper is tasty, hot and very elegant. The foliage and stems of this 3ft plant are dark-purple, almost black and have a strong oriental quality with occasional variegated growth of green, purple, and creamy white. Pods are round and slightly bullet shaped 1 1/2 in long by 1/2 in wide and are initially a very dark purple/black before ripening to red. They pack a good punch of heat for their size.