I am so excited to try these seeds purchased from Small Island Seed Co in BC Canada where they specialize in rare cold hardy seeds.
As copied (with permission) from Small Island Seed Company's site:
"Capsicum Flexuosum is a fantastic wild pepper variety, and also my favourite pepper. It seems to be mostly unknown, as there’s very little information gathered about it to date; however, I have personally done some very heavy documenting and research. It's been confirmed to withstand frigid temperatures unlike any other member of the capsicum genus. Even C. Pubescens is said to be tolerant of 0°C to 1°C, but C. Flexuosum can handle -12°C to -15°C for extended periods of time; this is otherwise unheard of in the chili world. The plant is deciduous, so will lose its leaves by March, but they'll come back when the soil warms up in the spring.
The fruits are unlike any other pepper I’ve ever tasted. They’re extremely juicy, sweet, tangy, and possess a somewhat tropical flavour. Many Flexuosums are said to have no heat at all, but this strain is about as hot as cayenne peppers. The fruits essentially taste like spicy candy. Another unusual feature of this pepper is that it doesn't produce typical pods as it has no hollow cavity. Instead, it’s fleshy throughout, and more like a berry. Also, the seeds are black, not yellow/cream like most other peppers. This pepper is a must have for any chili lover and collector."
If you are looking to purchase these seeds please visit their site by clicking this link Small Island Seed Company. Id also like to thank them for allowing me to use their photos.