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August 8, 2011

May Garden 2011, What is this?

mystery pepper growing upwards

Anyone out there, what is this pepper? It is slightly larger than a quarter, and it grows upwards instead of downwards. It is orange when ripe. What is it?

mystery pepper is now orange

Here it is, a small orange pepper. I cut it open, scraped out most of the seed and ate it. I was afraid it was going to be hot. There is a little heat, but not so bad to make me sweat.

I saved pepper seed from last year. I saved a yellow banana type pepper, a little green sweet pepper, a jalapeno peppers, small cherry bomb hot peppers, and cayenne peppers. I did not have orange peppers last year. All my peppers last year grew downward, or hanging downward from the plant. So, here it is, a smallish orange pepper growing upward.

Did I have some pollen crossover and make a new pepper? Well, it is tasty, with a little spicy heat, but not too overwhelming. Very good.

7 Comments:

At 8/8/11, 9:53 AM, Anonymous ModFruGal said...

that's exciting...call it the Lannae pepper and reseed a crop next summer!

 
At 8/8/11, 5:22 PM, Blogger Lannae said...

OK! I am in! This little peppers are now called Lannae Pepper!

 
At 8/8/11, 9:05 PM, Blogger bonzo said...

Cajun Belle?

 
At 8/8/11, 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cajun belle?

 
At 8/9/11, 10:15 PM, Anonymous Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow it looks really cute and sounds like it is really tasty! I agree I think Lannae is an awesome name for it!!

 
At 8/14/11, 12:26 PM, Blogger Lannae said...

Cajun belle is a good guess, but the cajun belles are too big, and the original seed stock is not from a cajun belle.

 
At 8/27/11, 1:14 PM, Blogger katiez said...

I've gotten mystery summer squash like that... but a pepper is much more fun than zucchini....

 

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