Bell pepper or some kind of hot pepper?

CyrusNightJuly 2, 2014

I've never posted here before and I don't know if this is where my question belongs but I bought this bell pepper plant from my universities farm. Thing is it doesn't look like a bell pepper to me, so if it isn't a bell pepper then what could it be?

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DMForcier(8 DFW)

You're in the right place. Welcome!

Definitely not a bell pepper. Could be another sweet or "merely warm" variety. A picture of the whole plant would help, but with 3500+ varieties exact ID is going to be tough.

A bite test could be useful. How brave are you? ;)


    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 7:17PM
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Like DMForcier: I say give it a taste. That will rule out bell pepper if there is any heat at all. But my guess is Pepperoncini maybe. If so, it will have some heat, but very little. I would also venture to guess that if it isn't a Pepperoncini that it is still relatively mild.

Disclaimer: I am an uneducated novice pepper grower and have no formal knowledge or training in identifying pepper plants and I am certainly not a Horticulturist, Botanist or any other ******ist. I just act like it. Taste at your own risk and let me know how my guess turns out.


    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 7:36PM
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Welcome Cyrus.

I say immature, slightly deformed Anaheim... mild. Definitely not a bell.


    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 9:03PM
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It looks like either a Anaheim chili or a variety called "garden salsa." If it's the latter it has similar heat to a jalapeno or Serrano pepper.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 1:34AM
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Looks kinda like a cubanelle to me.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 1:52AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Garden Salsa have a pointy tip...we harvested 10 pounds for the Farmer's market yesterday.


    Bookmark   July 3, 2014 at 2:07AM
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