Do you know what type of pepper this is?

MsPiaMarch 19, 2014

Does anybody know the name of this pepper?
It planted "himself". I believe the seed was in my compost.
The fruit is about 3 inches long.

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)


    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 2:01PM
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Nope, I have a Jalapeño plant and the peppers a very different. Rounder and meatier.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 2:10PM
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Suzi AKA DesertDance Zone 9b


    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 4:36PM
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those aren't serrano peppers

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 6:39PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

do peppers come true from random seeds???

as with most fruit and veg... you buy seeds of named variety.. if you want to grow a specific named variety ...

once you rely on rogue seedlings... who knows what you might end up with.. dna and all ....

i am pretty sure.. there is a pepper forum ... wherein you might find the hardcore capsacin [sp???] peeps ...


    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 9:56PM
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jcalhoun(8b Mobile County AL)

Almost reminds me of a chili pepper. Cayennes are shaped like that but I'm not sure if they get the big.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 10:34PM
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It can only be said with certainty that it is a "hot" pepper as opposed to a bell pepper.

A volunteer seed from a hybridized pepper plant will not come true to form. Your pepper has the mixed form of jalapeno, cayenne, or even Anaheim. Hard to know which parent plant it has reverted back to.

But it certainly looks usable. What a bonus!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 11:31PM
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