Open-pollinated. Great for fresh eating, roasting, salsa. Fruit ripens from green to purple to red. Fruits are thick-walled and crisp. Holds purple color well. Sweet. Blocky in shape- 3”x4”. Fruits turn an amazing deep purple almost black with a slight green undertone when ready. The flesh is green, sweet, succulent, crisp, and thick-walled. A very productive bell everyone should try at least once. Compact, short, and bushy plant. Great space saver. You will be amazed how many peppers can fir on a 1 ½ -2’ plant. Purple bells make an amazing presentation in salads. Excellent Farmer’s Market seller. Special Instructions: The longer the peppers stay on the vine, the sweeter they will be! Mature peppers, however, signal the plant to stop producing; if the peppers are picked wen still at the green stage, the plant will go on producing.