|The cultivar, 'Zimbabwe Bird' is a compact perennial with multiple flowers located at top of stalks. Leaves tend to be oval, smooth and about 2 inches tall. Fruit tend to be very small and very hot. Fruit color is red when mature.
C. frutescens are tabasco peppers and are named for the town of their origin, Tabasco, Mexico. Take great care when dealing to use gloves when harvesting as this pepper tend to measure between 30,000 and 50,000 Scoville heat units.