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#1 bbaffert

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 02:54 PM

I bought these seeds and I am pretty sure these are supposed to be purple serrano. It has purpleish leaves. The problem is they are going from purple to green to red but are still very small, like the size of a small marble or a pea even.  There are quite a few peppers on the plant but they have been there for a few weeks and have not grown at all?  They really just changed colors.  I am not sure if they gave me the wrong seeds and its a different plant or if maybe too many peppers were produced too early and is stunting their growth? Any help would be appreciated.  I have no clue on how/when to pick them or if I should pick some to allow the others to have the ability to grow bigger.  THanks!

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#2 luvmesump3pp3rz

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:08 PM

that's definitely not a serrano. i can`t say with any certainty what it is but someone else will come along with an answer. did you taste one?



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:30 PM

Couple more pics of the plant from above. I guess i need to taste one.  Red it ripe I am guessing?

 

 

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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:39 PM

with the color changes you described then i think red is ripe.

 



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 03:43 PM

could it be this?

 

https://bonnieplants...e-flash-pepper/



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 05:24 PM

No, it is not as purple as the purple flash and it has white blossoms.  The seeds i bought said purple serrano but it sure is not acting like it.



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Posted 23 June 2019 - 05:53 PM

pull 2 or 3 pods off, with any color variations and photograph them on a table next to a quarter(to show their size) and add it to your original post and it will help. better lighting on the pods will ID them.

 

 

edit to add:    better lighting on the pods will help ID them.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 12:22 AM

It sure is a neat looking plant though.

 

It looks like it's cranking out an abundance of some kind of pepper.  :)



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 06:01 AM

Black Pearl?


🤠 Oi, that's not a noife.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:02 AM

that's a big hell no to serrano.  Awesome looking pepper though, taste it and report back, if it taste good I might add this to the grow next year.



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:03 AM

Looks like a black pearl cross



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for all the responses.  Here are photos of the peppers in various stages.  They get a little redder.  The start purple then go green then red.  I am stumped.  THE BIG(lol) red one is the size of my thumbnail!

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:31 PM

Indeed, a serrano it sure ain't. Agreed, taste it and report back. Could be really interesting to use for all sorts of cooking purposes: hot vinegar?


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Posted 27 June 2019 - 07:58 AM

Not a serrano.


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Posted 29 June 2019 - 08:23 PM

Black Pearl?

Looks like it.

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