Hello; garden newbie here.
This year I planted banana peppers, green and red peppers in one of my
raised beds. Out of the huge number of banana peppers I grew this
year, one banana pepper was red instead of yellow. It had a slightly
sweeter taste than the usual yellow banana peppers.
What would cause this to happen ... environmental conditions, some
kind of cross-pollination, or ?
Thanks in advance.
Dave - When I was at a local Farmer's market last Saturday morning, I
purchased some little sweet peppers, that came in yellow, orange, and
red! They were all shaped like banana peppers. I used them in a
Mango Chili Salsa, I made. And, they were wonderful!
Did you keep the seeds from that particular red pepper??? Maybe you
could develop your own hybrid!
Banana peppers are yellow to red peppers. They will turn red even on
the plant when ripe. Thier cusomary use has been in the immature
yellow stage, just as with green bells. Leave them to get ripe and
they change to their ripe color.
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