From the Christopher Phillips Rare Seed Collection R3--Release #3 on October 14, 2014. This is one of many of Christopher Phillips' pequin strains from his vast collection. These annuum pods are somewhat oval in shape and measure about 1/2 inch. They ripen to red and are mid-range on the heat scale. While the term 'pequin' is general in nature, it is quite interesting to note how many varieties exist and many are unique in their growth habits, look and flavor. These are superb for adding quick heat to any dish, especially great dried!