The Rainbow Caterpillar pepper was developed at Innovation Acre and is a variant of the Peach Aribibi Gusano Caterpillar. The two peppers are very similar in appearance, but the Rainbow Caterpillar develops pink and purple blushing as the pepper ripens. The hot pepper has a fruity flavor to complement its hot heat level. The pepper plant will grow to be about two to three inches tall and produces worm-like peppers that start off green, develop pink and purple blushing, and eventually ripens to pinkish peach. They have a strong citrus flavor and the plant itself is very high yielding. Although it has not officially been tested on the Scoville scale, it has a very similar heat level to the Peach Aribibi Gusano Caterpillar pepper, which averages about 5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).