From the Christopher Phillips Rare Seed Collection R3--Release #3 on October 14, 2014. LIMITED RELEASE: This is an absolutely beautiful variety that Christopher has grown for several years. It is a hybrid of unknown origins that puts out larger elongated smooth pods that start out nearly jet black!! The pods eventually ripen to red, but sometimes they retain some black splotching in them even when ripe. This is one you won't find easily. Heat levels are on the low to mid side and the flavor is average. This is one annuum best appreciated for it's exceptional ornamental value.