Capsicum annuum is used in the horticulture industry as a banker plant for beneficial insects. It is used as a banker plant for the beneficial pirate bug (Orius insidiosus) and also for the predatory mite Amblyseius swirskii. It is traditionally considered an ornamental pepper plant but it is also edible! Scoville heat units (SHU): 30,000 – 50,000 SHU Plant produces good yields of 1″ long hot peppers. Peppers turn from dark purple, to orange, the bright red when mature. Perfect for containers, pots and beds.