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#1 rhapsody616

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:03 AM

A few years back the lady next door gave me a sandwich with a pepper I loved.  It was yellow and mild like a bell pepper.  So I planted the seed and got a shrub.  Currently it is 9 feet tall.  It has never given me a pepper.  Some times it flowers but no fruit.  I am going to try to post a picture.  Do any of you have any idea what kind of pepper plant this is?  Are there peppers that need another pepper of the same kind to fruit?

 

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#2 rhapsody616

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:05 AM

there is a lemon tree and brugmansia leaves in the pict.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:29 AM

You're sure it's a pepper plant? What did the flowers look like?

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:41 AM

Why not ask the lady who made the sandwich what was in it?  Seeds are commonly used as spice.  Think of things like dill seed, cardamon and the likes.  Who knows what she sprinkled on that bell pepper layer of the sandwich?  So lets toss out pepper for the moment and just go with plants.

There are definitely plants that want a cross pollinator.  I -think- the cross pollinator in most of those is a production enhancer.  I have baby apple trees that I planted with other variety because the instructions said it would improve production.  That is about as far as I go with that knowledge.

There are also plants that only produce in their second year.  I am a bit smarter here because i grow blackberry.  A branch comes up one year, does not flower or fruit that year.  Second year it fruits.  Third year it is dead.  I think true lavender is also like this.  No flowers first year.  How old is your plant?


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:56 PM

Yes I am sure it is a pepper.  I pulled it from a sandwich she made.  And yes I asked her about the pepper but it has been 8 years and she did not remember.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

I will post the flower when it comes back out... but it does not flower every year so it might be a while.



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Posted 20 October 2017 - 06:13 PM

...it does not flower every year...

:shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

I'm going with: "not a pepper"

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 08:31 PM

Yes I am sure it is a pepper.  I pulled it from a sandwich she made.  And yes I asked her about the pepper but it has been 8 years and she did not remember.


Maybe get a pic of the plant at a better angle? I see a lot of different leaf types in that pic.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:08 AM

What is this?

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If you crumple a leaf up between your fingers does it smell like lemon, lime or citrus?

 

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:23 AM

I don't think it's a pepper dude!

 



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:50 AM

If you crumple a leaf up between your fingers does it smell like lemon, lime or citrus?

He did say there was a lemon tree in the picture so it's probably the other plant.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:00 AM

Well that's just about all that is visible in that picture.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:26 AM

It is in a flower bed that has a lemon three. a citron tree and brugmansias.  I will try to take a picture without all the extras.  It is a pepper bush.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:28 AM

What is this?

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If you crumple a leaf up between your fingers does it smell like lemon, lime or citrus?

 

SR. 

 

That is a lemon tree that is growing next to the pepper bush.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 05:07 AM

If I have understood correctly it's the plant on the left.

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I'm not sure about the leaves. They don't look quite right to me but I can't swear they are not pepper leaves. What's more suspicious are the stems. In my experience pepper plants don't grow a bunch of long stems like that. They usually branch out more, especially if the plant is 9 feet tall.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:15 AM

That looks like stalks growing from the original rootstock the lemon tree was grafted on to me. Happens to me every year with my citrus trees and you need to cut them off to keep the lemon tree healthy. I have an old pear tree that died but the original rootstock grew new shoots so I let it grow to see what it was. It flowers every year but doesn't produce anything and the tree is about 15 years old. It's in my chicken yard so I left it for shade otherwise it would be gone.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:27 PM

this is the pepperpepper leaf small.jpg

this is the lemonlemon leaf small.jpg

this is the brugmansia burgmanisa leaf small.jpg



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

Those definitely don't look like pepper leaves to me. They usually have more branching

I also haven't seen any pepper leaves that long and narrow before

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:54 PM

Follow that thing you're calling pepper to the ground and snap a pic.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:03 PM

pict of the base with a dragons fruit plant in the ground next to it.

 

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