Fish Pepper-(Capsicum annuum)-The Fish Pepper is believed to have it’s origin somewhere in the Caribbean. It was brought to America and became popular with the African American communities in Philadelphia and Baltimore. It was used mostly is shellfish and fish dishes. Many families used it as their secret ingredient in their seafood sauces passing it down from generation to generation. Hence it was given the name Fish Pepper. The Fish pepper ranges in heat between 5,000 and 30,000 SHU depending on growing conditions and has slight fruitness. It is also known for having many color variations of red, orange, brown and even white. The Fish peppers can get striping as well. The leaves get a beautiful variegated pattern of white and green. The Fish peppers are 2 to 3 inches in length and the plants grow 2 to 3 feet tall.