Germination was a decent success with about 2/3 germinating. I was late in the season planting( seeds were gifts for Father's Day last year) so I I will say the lateness might have stunted the plants. I wintered the plants in my green house and 3 plants survived to the spring. Chilly spring but when temps warmed, the plants came to life. Good lord did they take off!! Plants are about 6ft tall and loaded!! Pods are averaging about an inch and a half and a buetiful candy apple red. The plants love the heat but keep them watered. Texture is thick walled and somewhat crunchy like a banana pepper. Flavor is as advertised with fruity flavor. But it doesn't give the flavor of this pepper justice. Heat Delay is about a BC level of 2 and tends to burn the front of the mouth. As flavorfull as this pepper is, I'm giving the rating a 4 instead of a 5 because the heat level is inconsistent pepper to pepper. Range is about 5k-30k scoville. I highly recommend these peppers for cooking or raw.