I have come to the realization that Pepper names are dependent heavily on location. This is very similar to a situation I have been familiar with much longer than Pepper names. That is fish names. What we call a certain species of fish up here in the north has a completely different name down south. Up here, we have Sunfish or Bluegills. Down south, they are Brim. Up north we have Sheapshead, down south they are Drum. We have Crappie, other places have Papermouths, Specs, etc.. Then, there are the closely related but different species that are often confused such as the Walleye and Sand Pike or Sauger. The average person couldn't tell them apart to the point that they are generally considered the same species for bag limit purposes. It is all well and good when you are simply talking fish locally, but the first time I dipped a line down south, I though I was in some fantasy land with the names they were using.
I have come to realize the same thing with Peppers and the fact that we are globalized here, not just all of the US but wold wide, makes the whole name thing very confusing. Throw in a bunch of hybrids and it is a total free for all.
Oh, and then I am growing a Fish Pepper this year. I haven't decided if I should slice it or filet it.
This post was edited by esox07 on Sun, Jun 29, 14 at 17:11