Here is a picture of my jalapeno plant:
Anyone have any idea why I have a red one and a purpleish one growing among the "normal" looking jalapenos? Will these be spicier than the green ones? Anyone ever had this happen to them?
Thanks in advance!
That is so weird! Let us know if you eat one how it is.
ok, this is what advice I got on twitter:
“red or green will taste the same. Heat of pepper is based on how much its watered as it forms.”
“the purple color? Not sure. Are you fertilizing enough or too much?”
“more on pepper growing http://bit.ly/r6FSRr hope all this helps”
It looks like they are ripening. Just like with bell peppers, jalapenos change colour as they ripen and the colour depends on the variety. This one looks to be going from green to purple to red. Ripe peppers usually are more flavourful than non-ripe ones but the heat will be the same.
I don’t know if this has anything to do with jalapenos, but I had a purple bell pepper from my mom’s garden and it was green inside when you cut it and then when I cooked it, it turned green all the way through – no more purple…and tasted just like a regular green bell pepper.
At first I thought what Jen wrote, except that the largest one is green and the smallest one is red. Make a note of which is which and see if they actually do change color as they age. Will the little red one stay red or become a large green or purple one? If the colors remain the same, you may have a combination plant that produces more than one variety of pepper.
Probably a cross of different pollens. If you like the colour keep the seeds and grow more. =)
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