The Q&A Archives: Do green, red, yellow bell peppers all grow from the same plant?

Question: Do green, red, yellow (and purple) bell peppers all grow from the same plant? I think I heard that somewhere, but can't confirm or deny it. Judi Hyde Tampa, FL

Answer: Most peppers start out green but mature to different color depending on the variety. The standard bell pepper,that you might buy at a grocery store begins green but depending on the variety matures to yellow, red,orange, purple, and even chocolate colors. Mature peppers are sweeter, take longer to produce ( that's why they're more expensive) and higher in vitamins.

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