Here's a funky pepper I grew last year, the Rezha Macedonian. Only got one dang pepper from the plant. They look cool, not prolific, at least for me compared to other peppers I've grown. But it was an experiment.

The Rezha Macedonian is a very unique heirloom pepper, having prominent tan lines all across the flesh called ‘corking’. This is a very old pepper grown in Macedonia for 100+ years, but relatively new to the rest of the world. The pepper ripens from green to a brilliant red and is approximately 4″ – 7″ long.

The word “rezha” in Macedonian means “engraved.” Another local name, Vezeni Piperki, means “embroidered”. Both names refer to the curious lines on the skins of tapered peppers.