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What Kind Of Peppers Are These?

Planted a Dr. Fothergill's "sweet mix" and am just wondering what these two varieties of peppers might be? Thanks so much!

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Re: What Kind Of Peppers Are These?

Peppers have tendency to cross pollinate easily. Also, since I've been saving my own seeds, I have experienced many instances of stray seeds and lost labels -- in much smaller amounts, of course.

So, when I see unidentified mix like that I suspect one of two things -- that either they are a mixture of stray unlabeled sweet varieties, or that some peppers were grown together in a same bed and resulting seeds are suspected of being result of cross pollination.

That said, two popular sweet pepper varieties with big fruits that taper to a point which come to mind immediately are Italian frying peppers like Corno di Toro and Giant Marconi. (Hmmm.... Just looked around to verify, and Giant Marconi seem to have blunt end) They both come in red or yellow at fully ripe. I have a variety called Tolli's Sweet Italian (red) that has the blunt end. But there are others, and they could be results of cross pollination, not true to any single variety.

There are peppers with various degrees of heat for roasting and grilling that grow to same shape as well (one example would be Numex Big Jim), but hopefully, they were correct that all the seeds in the packet will grow sweet peppers.

How tall are the plants? If short, I also have two varieties growing called Donkey Ears (red) and Doux Long d'Antibes (yellow) that grow similarly shaped peppers.
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Re: What Kind Of Peppers Are These?

Thanks so much! The plants are relatively short (maybe 2 feet tall). I appreciate your reponse and thanks again.

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Re: What Kind Of Peppers Are These?

8 inch sweet pepper could be any of the ones mentioned by applestar
My guess is a cubanelle type pepper because of the coloring and also because of the square tip which is what a lot of the cubanelles look like. The Italian peppers can also be similar to cubanelles or pointed like the bull's horn
Anahiem can have some heat and Cornov d'Toro (bull's horn), sweet banana peppers usually are more pointed at the end
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