Pepper ID

sworegonjim(8)June 15, 2011

Any ideas on what this pepper's ID is? The plant tag listed it as a cayenne. This isn't mine, it is a plant belonging to "Zill", from an eailer post, "When to pick Cayenne."

Here is a link that might be useful: When to pick Cayenne

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thenewmidwestchilehead

It looks sorta like a New Mexico Pi�ata - a jalape�o that ripens different colors, but they are a little blocky for a jalape�o.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 1:44PM
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sworegonjim(8)

I guess a Fresno is red and not orange. Are there types of Cayennes shaped and colored like these?

    Bookmark   June 15, 2011 at 4:25PM
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Pic-Z

I have never successfully grown Cayennes, but know that they get much bigger and believe that they come to a point. Fresnos have a more conical shape and thick walls, also to a point. So definitely not them.

Btw: All peppers mature to a red color to encourage birds to eat them and propagate them elsewhere, The color of any of them just depends on when you pick.

Happy Planting,
Pic-Z

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 5:43PM
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chile_freak

all the cayenne types ive seen are between 4 and 8 inches long and very slim also they r usually wrinkled around the tops, so far the only peppers ive seen like those are on party platters at sams club and they r sweet w/ no pungency whatsoever

    Bookmark   June 17, 2011 at 11:24PM
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tsheets(5)

Pic-Z: "Btw: All peppers mature to a red color to encourage birds to eat them and propagate them elsewhere, The color of any of them just depends on when you pick."

This statement couldn't be more wrong. There are many colors of ripe peppers - Yellow, Orange, Red, Brown, Purple..... I don't know if any remain green (none come to mind), and generally, ripe ones are bright colored, but, not exclusively red.

OP: I was also wondering if they are hot or sweet. They look a lot like the Crunch Sweet Orange I got from a generous member here a year or so ago.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2011 at 4:33PM
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Zill(z9 AZ)

sworegonjim: My thanks for the great help on this ID.
All: I've only eaten this in eggs. I thought, "what the hey" and popped a small raw one in my mouth. Gasp! I'll have to revise my assessment from warm to REAL HOT. I now think some sort of habanero hybrid. I may never know the actual name, but I'm treating it as a habanero. Thank you all for the help.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2011 at 7:01PM
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sworegonjim(8)

You are welcome. Wish you could have learned something conclusive. Sure sounds HOT. I just don't have enough experience to hazard a guess. Great looking peppers.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2011 at 1:38AM
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