Can I Tell If My Sweet Pepper has Crossed

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Can I Tell If My Sweet Pepper has Crossed

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Post: # 37626Unread post PNW_D
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:01 pm

checking out my "to grow" pepper seed for 2021 ..

I really liked Donkey Ears and saved seed in 2020, but have read sweet peppers cross readily with hot peppers - and I did grow Cajun Belle, Padron, etc. nearby

if a sweet pepper has crossed with a hot pepper will the saved seeds taste hot?
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Post: # 37630Unread post Bower
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:06 pm

As I understand it, the hot genes are dominant to the non hot. So yes, if your sweet pepper crossed with the hot, it will be a hottie.
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Post: # 37632Unread post patihum
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:30 pm

Peppers are the floozies of the vegetable world! You just about have to bag blooms to get pure seed unless you have 100+ yards between them and even then it's not guaranteed.
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Post: # 37634Unread post Shule
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:34 pm

The seeds from 2020 probably won't be hot, but the fruits this year from those seeds will be hot (if it's a cross). That's my experience, anyway.
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Post: # 37646Unread post PNW_D
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:34 pm

Thank you!!
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