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What kind of pepper plant do I have? #798389

Asked June 28, 2022, 7:27 PM EDT

The pepper seeds I bought are not what was listed on the packet. One plant has wavy leaves, but otherwise looks like a pepper plant. The flowers are a little bigger, white 6 petal with purple stamen. It is already is growing peppers that start out very yellow, grow straight up, are roundish almost upside-down jalapeñosish. The largest one's tip is skinny and just curved over. They look already like they will at least be the size of jalapeños. They have not been on the plant for long, so I do not know how big they will get.

Hennepin County Minnesota

Expert Response

 Pepper plants will only flower once the plant is established and healthy enough to support fruit production. Some peppers become sweeter and change color the longer that they grow on the plant.  Banana peppers are a medium-sized pepper, 4 to 6 inches long. Usually start out yellow or green, but can ripen to orange or red. There are both hot and mild banana peppers.  Superhot pepper plants take so long to grow in MN many people turn to overwintering to save their plants from freezing winters.
The following site may help you identify the type of pepper that you are growing. 
https://www.gardenguides.com/91677-identify-pepper-plants.html
Pat Mack Replied June 28, 2022, 9:04 PM EDT
Here are some pictures. For some reason I could not attach from the website. Thank you for your help! I am really stumped on this one.

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Liz Replied June 28, 2022, 9:14 PM EDT
It may be a chili pepper.
Pat Mack Replied June 29, 2022, 4:43 PM EDT

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