This is one hot pepper - 10,000 to 23,000 Scoville heat units. That's similar to a serrano pepper or about nine times as hot as a jalapeno. It's primarily grown for its X-rated, phallic appearance, ripening from green to shocking red. The flavor is bright and crisp like a jalapeno, but a little sweeter and more pungent. Makes a great salsa or fun pickles, especially if you throw in a couple of small onions. We use it dried and crushed to add heat to any dish that calls for hot peppers. Little is known about its origins in Louisiana's Cajun country. We are able to grow them to maturity in Minnesota by starting them under lights in February. Each plant produces dozens of peppers. 95-120 days. Packet contains at least 20 seeds.