On a scale from 1-5, 5 being very spicy, APOLLO is a 4. Spicy, yes, but full of flavor – a little bit goes a long way. As this variety begins to mature, you will notice a shiny orange color as the fruit grows vertically like a flower. We encourage the home gardener to sow using a tray, then transplant into the ground. Expect this pepper to maintain its powerful flavor throughout the cooking process.