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Unusual pepper

Postby guyos » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:41 am

Hello

Has anyone seen this before?

This is a Bell pepper plant producing two different fruits.
growing in my polytunnel.

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Re: Unusual pepper

Postby Westi » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:45 pm

Hmm? Was it from a seed or did you buy a grafted plant? Only thing I can think off, unless it regressed to show it's true parentage? Pretty cool though!
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Re: Unusual pepper

Postby guyos » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:31 am

Hi Westi

it was sown from seed.

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Re: Unusual pepper

Postby retropants » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:11 am

that's new! Never come across that before. Hope they taste good all the same :)
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Re: Unusual pepper

Postby Primrose » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:36 am

Curious!

I have an over wintered red pepper (long Italian pointed variety) that I cut back heavily last autumn and bought indoors. It currently is bearing a number of fruits of varying wonky shapes. I can only think that every so often the genetics go slightly astray although I'm sure the eventual fruits will all taste the same.
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Re: Unusual pepper

Postby guyos » Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:34 pm

i will update after I have harvested and see if one is a sweet pepper and the other is a chilie .
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Re: Unusual pepper

Postby Primrose » Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:10 am

Well, In previous years when I,ve grown peppers and chillies I've occasionally had some surprise results with possible cross pollination. I've had the odd pepper that has occasionally been "fiery". I only grow Hungarian Wax chillies which are supposed to be a larger more mild variety but every so often have had a really hot one which has nearly taken the roof of my mouth off, so I suspect there is always room for a surprise.

Sometimes of course you can get two seeds which when sown are actually stuck together for some reason and if you don't notice this at sowing time you can get two plants germinating so tightly together they look like, and grow like one plant when potted on. Could that have happened in your case?
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Re: Unusual pepper

Postby guyos » Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:42 pm

No Primrose
it is definately a single plant as my avatar will show more clearly.
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Re: Unusual pepper

Postby Primrose » Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:43 am

Well, nurture it. You may win a prize for the most unusual plant at your local horticultural show! (If you can demonstrate the plant wasn't grafted, and whilst I know fruit trees are grafted to produce more than one variety of apple, plum etc, I've never known it happen with a pepper!)
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