From the Christopher Phillips Rare Seed Collection R1--Release #1 on September 26, 2014. This amazingly flavorful rare heirloom annuum pepper is wonderful in many respects. These gorgeous elongated peppers ripen to a deep red and have heavy 'corking' on the pods at this stage. It is one of a group of peppers referred to as 'embroidered' due to the highly striated texture. It offers a very deep flavor with a good heat level. It is from Macedonia and is often used to make different hot pepper paste products in this region.