Black Pearl pepper is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum. It is characterized by distinctive bllack leaves and fruit. It was developed by Arboretum Floral and Nursery Plants Research Unit scientists Rob Griesbach and John Stommel of the Agricultural Research Service’s Vegetable Laboratory. This pepper plant is notably similar to another strain, named the Black Hungarian, another designer pepper plant. They change colour from Green to Black and then to Red!
The degree of spiciness is balanced, not too spicy and also not boringly mild. By drying and then grinding, their pods become an intense paprika spice.