Do hot & sweet peppers cross and make hot fruits?
I would think the answer is no, but last year, I bought some gypsy pepper plants and some other sweet peppers (marconi, etc.), and in the same garden I had a couple of hot chili pepper plants I bought.
The sweet peppers were all hot. The fruits looked right, but tasted hot.
So now I'm wondering if it's safe to plant hot and sweet in the same garden or not. Never had that problem before, and honestly, I thought if things cross pollinated, it just affected the next generation's seeds.
What happened to make my sweet peppers so hot?