The name translates to “black” in the Turkish language. This ancient native pepper is one of the rarest Turkish varieties due to the lack of interest in ornamental peppers among chiliheads worldwide. Most people have misconception about ornamental peppers as not being “edible” or have a nasty bitter taste. While this is a true perception about many ornamentals, there are some that really taste great. This one has very strong hot, acidic, and vinegar like taste which make it a great pepper for picking. The tall pant require a long growing season setting numerous black shiny, glossy, and thin walled pods that turn to deep brown in color when mature. In this variety, it is really hard to tell when pods are actually ripe, because they stay black during the entire season.