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What type of hot pepper is this?

Posted by Willy_Chile Maryland (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 21, 14 at 18:41

I got some Ghost Pepper seeds from Pepper Joe, and out of three plants one turned out to be some other type of pepper. To me, it looks like a habanero of some sort (which would be fine, I like them). But what type? Do I need to wait until the color cones in to narrow it down?


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RE: What type of hot pepper is this?

Looks like a chocolate


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RE: What type of hot pepper is this?

Could be chocolate or that could be sun burn on the pepper, you won't know for sure until they ripen, but it's a habanero type pepper.


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RE: What type of hot pepper is this?

It could be a Hab? It's definitely not a Ghost.

I think habjolokia is right regarding a bit of sun burn.The purplish colour is fairly common.

Here's a shot of a Scarlet Lantern pod exhibiting the same purplish burn. The pod to the right is dark purple on the sun facing side. They will eventually turn their natural ripe colour once the mature. No long term damage done.


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RE: What type of hot pepper is this?

It looks like it could be a hab or a scotch bonnet? That purple is definitely sunburn.


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The pods look like hab but the leaves ?


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RE: What type of hot pepper is this?

Thanks everyone. I did wonder whether the sun could be causing those purple marks. Now I know. This is my first year growing a garden and its been fun to learn all this kind of stuff. Also, I was actually bummed because the Habanero peppers I did plant never really took off, eventually I just pulled them. Now I have one plant by happy accident I guess. Actually I'm starting to think another of the supposed ghost pepper plants is also something else. The peppers have the right shape but they are smooth skinned and yellow. The one plant (out of three) that DOES look like a ghost pepper plant has wrinkly peppers like they're supposed to look. Looks like there is some mix and match going on at Pepper Joe's.

Its all good though.


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RE: What type of hot pepper is this?

Well it's definitely C. chinense with multiple fruit per node.


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Here is what the other "ghost pepper" plant is producing...


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Looks exactly like my Hungarian Hot Wax.


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Neither looks to be a Ghost Pepper unfortunately. Joe burns another customer....

The Hab peppers could be Caribbean Red Hab's, which are decent for salsa.

Josh


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RE: What type of hot pepper is this?

The habs are turning orange now...one mystery solved.


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