I'm not a pepperhead. Honestly i grew these for the "street cred". ;) The plants did great, i started the seeds on a heat mat and got excellent germination. The plants grew lush and set lots of fruit. From 5 plants i got about 50 peppers that achieved red color on the bush, Many more were picked green and ripened on the windowsill. We had a hail storm in my area last summer and the plants recovered like champs. I can't comment personally on the flavor and heat level but i gave a couple fruits away and maybe it was bravado or perhaps our summers in Z5 maine don't get hot enough for the peppers to develop full Scoville heat level , but nobody who tried them reported tonguesplitting heat. I am going to try growing them in dark colored 5 gallon pails (rather than cooler garden soil) this coming summer and see if i can deliver the fire to some extended friends and family. The plants were lush, healthy and produced well. As someone who was just growing them for fun and not even considering taste-testing, i was pleased with this seed.