Matchbox Peppers are fiery. But, they've got a sweet side, too: with skins more substantial than a Cayenne, they hold more flavor, and become slightly sugary-hot when ripe. The plants are unbelievably pretty; their dozens of bright red fruit look outstanding against the plants profusion of tiny, slightly waxy leaves. Its thicker skin means that Matchbox does not dry as easily as Cayenne, but it will do fine in a dehydrator. A couple plants will keep you in chiles all season--or all year.
This compact and decorative plant is a terrific option for container gardens.