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Old June 15, 2017   #1
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Default Two type of Pepper on same plant?

I have a lunchbox pepper I grew from seed. This is a single plant, but it is producing two different types of peppers: bell shaped and pointed (Italian style). I have never seen this before.



Could this be a chimera? How is this possible?
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Old June 15, 2017   #2
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Lunchbox is a hybrid variety. Did you start with commercial seed or saved seed?
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Lunchbox is a hybrid variety. Did you start with commercial seed or saved seed?
Commercial, from Johnny's.
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You can get a pretty wide variation between pods - especially early pods - on a single plant, but I've never seen that much variation. It will be interesting to see what else shows up on those same branches.
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This photo is three weeks old. It's still happening. A small bell is developing next to the bell in the photo, and the branch above has two new pointed peppers. Loads of flowers coming in. This plant is crazy!
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Can you post a pic with all this phenomena? Most interesting
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Here is one the the two new pointed peppers coming in today above the bell in the earlier photo:



And here is the second little bell coming next to its sister. You can see the third pointed pepper in the shade in the truss above.

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I wonder if you could save seed and see if any of the child plants do the same. It'd be a great novelty for those 'Grow your own Peppers' boxes.
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