|The cultivar, 'Black Cuban' has smooth green foliage with small white flowers. Pod color often begins as black or purple but matures into a rich red. Pod is pea-shaped and 1/2 inch across. Very pungent in taste.
C. annuum is very diverse since it includes both hot and sweet peppers but common to most are smooth green leaves and strong branches. It is thought to have originated in Bolivia or Southern Brazil. Days to maturity range from 80 to 120.