Peter Pepper-The Red Peter Pepper-(capsicum annum)The Red Peter Pepper is shaped like a male sex organ. It’s origin is believed to be Appalachia, United States. The heat level of Peter Peppers is somewhat hotter than a jalapeno. People grow these mostly for a novelty, but Peter Peppers have a good hot pepper flavor that is good for most spicy dishes and salsas. Peter peppers are easy to grow and do well in pots or containers.