The Peruvian Purple Peppers are ripe! The cool thing about these peppers is that they start out black and when rip turn a deep ruby red. It is overcast here today so no direct sun light. But when the sun is out and shines on these peppers they really look like gems, like rubies. They are also super duper hot! They have a nice rich flavor like, Ancho Chile Pepper, only way hotter! I think their color helped me pull globe 5 together...insperational peppers!