I wanted a plant of hot peppers to use fresh (i don't much like them dried, when i only feel the hotness, but fresh they seem to have a flavor.) I bought one with no peppers on it yet, and they said was supposed to be the long, thin red peppers. They were yellow, largish and deeply wrinkled (like giant dried prunes in shape and size) and extremely hot! Then i went to a plant nursery. The guy said yes, these were small and red and long and pointy. They are red, but the same shape as the others. Today i bought a plant from a vegetable stand and it had plenty of peppers on it, long (2 inches) thin (1/4 inch) and pointy - some were red but most were purple (just like eggplant color)
What kind are these? Were the red ones on the same plant just ripe purple ones, or were the red ones unripened purple ones?
They had a nice flavor and were moderately hot, just right. I had never seen this color. Is it a new hybrid?