helenasue
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Mystery Peppers?

Hi there,

I'm new to the forum (and gardening). I was given two seedlings for Earth Day at school and have been growing them ever since. Unfortunately, there was no label and all I know about one of the plants is that it's a pepper plant. Can anyone let me know what kind of pepper I grew, and how I should know when to pick them? Any help would be appreciated. =)

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helenasue
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Thanks!

Thank you! I appreciate the help. =) I look forward to trying my new peppers!

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The Belgian Wax Peppers I grow every spring/summer look just like banana peppers and I have to remember where I planted what as to not get them confused. Wood shims stuck in the ground with the name of the plant printed on them works great for plant identification. That variety has a good bit of bite to them, almost as much as a jalapeno, so much so that I'll often pickle both of them together.

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I'm growing banana peppers indoors at the moment, and i can tell you this plant looks nearly identical. :D

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Wood shims stuck
:D say that 5 times fast :()

I agree they look like banana peppers to me too. I like to let them ripen till they get blushes of orange and red on them. They look so pretty like that when you pickle them!
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I was going to say it was unlikely you got a black one, but then I looked at your location. Since you are in the tropics (or at least another continent), I think it is very possible that you may have gotten a black or gray.

Here in the USA, the broad standard is the green zucchini, but other places surely have other popular varieties.
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Yep, that sure looks like a banana pepper. Now, the question that remains is if it is hot or not. Only you can answer that one :wink:.
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