I am no expert by any stretch of the imagination however, the Freak Show seeds I have are all very small and pale. They don’t look like they were allowed to ripen on the plant to me. 3 of 4 I planted popped seedlings and are growing but they are very slow. I can’t say if it is because the seeds were from unripened plants or if it is just how Freak Show grows. I think it could be analogous to some premature babies who are viable but not vigorous. Your seed giving a vigorous plant may shoot holes in that theory though.