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Pepper ID

Posted by greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 29, 12 at 15:16

Hey guys and gals!

I'm trying to find an ID for someone. Not getting anywhere on my own, so far...
At first I thought maybe a Christmas Bell or something, but then I got the second pic
and see that there's no roundness near the stem. Thanks for any leads!

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RE: Pepper ID

Hi Josh,

My guess would have been the bottom of a Christmas Bell, albeit a mal-formed pod. Any other pods on the plant? Did you start Christmas Bell seeds?

RE: Pepper ID

Thanks, Bill!

My first guess was Christmas Bell, which I saw you post a while back :-)

These are grown by some woman in Alberta...I don't think she remembers what she planted....

Also, I forgot the second pic! Maybe it will help.

RE: Pepper ID

Ahhh, in that case I'll take a WAG and suggest it's a pepper I stumbled across a few days ago on a seed site. I'll be damned, I can't remember the sight. It was a Hungarian balloon or mushroom or something like that. It's a paprika variety I believe.

I'm on a mission now ;-))

Sorry, no help from me right now.

RE: Pepper ID

I think I found my WAG... from a different site. The site I saw it on called it something else but it looks exactly the same. I'd trust the chileman site for naming.

So that's my guess ;-)

Here is a link that might be useful: KALMAN HUNGARIAN

RE: Pepper ID

That sure ain't bad for a WAG!!!
Thanks, Bill, you've been a great help! Next step will be to see what the other pods look like.


RE: Pepper ID

Well if that's what it is, I found a little more info on the Seed Savers Exchange...

Pepper 1344 'Kalman's Hungarian Tomato Pepper'

'Kalman's Hungarian Tomato Pepper' was donated to SSE by Joe Cavanaugh of Delaware, NJ. Joe received this variety in the mid-1990s from Kalman Lajvort of Edison, NJ. Kalman brought this pepper, a family heirloom, with him when he immigrated to the United States from Hungary after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Of the many pepper varieties Joe has grown, this is one of his favorites!

Description: Flattened and highly ribbed tomato-shaped fruit ripen from green to red; fruit average two inches in height and four inches in diameter; very good flavor, moderately sweet, crisp thick flesh.

Here is a link that might be useful: Kalman's Hungarian Tomato Pepper

RE: Pepper ID

Another huge Thank You!!! :-D
Heck, Bill, you ought to get paid for all this work ;-)


RE: Pepper ID

Oooh Josh,

Too funny, going through my seed inventory tonight I stumbled across one of the (too) many I haven't grown yet.

Depending upon how yours ripen it may be one of these...

Here is a link that might be useful: Botinecka Zuta

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