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Name: Judy Haldeman
12 miles north of Athens, Texa (Zone 8b)
JudyHaldeman
Jul 6, 2014 8:18 AM CST
We bought several pepper plants from a farm near Athens, Tx. (JalapeƱos, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers). These peppers are about the size of a Ping Pong ball. Are they sweet or hot; deformed or normal? Thanks for any help!
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jul 6, 2014 8:25 AM CST
They are normal looking and most likely very hot. Proceed with caution when you eat them.
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greene
Jul 6, 2014 8:27 AM CST
Could be a Jamaican Chili Pepper; they look like that, all wrinkled. Check Trinidad Scorpion.
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drdawg
Jul 6, 2014 8:28 AM CST
Pinch off a TINY bit and taste it. I have a feeling that this is Ghost or Scorpion peppers and will be extremely hot. I grew Trinidad Scorpions last year and the only thing I could do with them is to use them in making a hot sauce - apple vinegar, garlic, and peppers.
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greene
Jul 6, 2014 9:19 AM CST
Oh, but please don't pinch that bit using your bare hands!! Yikes.
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drdawg
Jul 6, 2014 10:12 AM CST
They won't hurt your hands. Just be sure to wash them after handling the peppers. You sure wouldn't want any of this in your eyes, super- hot or not.
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KentPfeiffer
Jul 6, 2014 10:53 AM CST

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Not necessarily, my wife's hands blister on contact with raw Jalepenos, which aren't even particularly hot compared to many other peppers.

She isn't the only one.
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drdawg
Jul 6, 2014 11:59 AM CST
Certainly, if someone is sensitive to things, something that causes contact dermatitis, gloves would be necessary to handle that/those substances. Of course, many people are now allergic to latex, so even most of the gloves commonly available would cause dermatitis at the very least.
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terrafirma
Jul 6, 2014 12:02 PM CST
I'm with Ken on this one! It looks a lot like my Ghost peppers! HOT, HOT, and did I say HOT!?!?!?

And after looking at it more...My ghost peppers appear to be a bit longer in shape...I'm not familiar with the Scorpions...But I am still siding with them being really...HOT!!! Way up there on the Scoville scale...

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Weedwhacker
Jul 6, 2014 6:25 PM CST
Welcome to ATP, Judy!

I have to agree with all the other replies, only a guess of course but it looks like probably a (very) hot pepper. Hope you like HOT !? Smiling
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plantladylin
Jul 7, 2014 6:06 AM CST
For comparison:

Hot Pepper (Capsicum sinense 'Trinidad Scorpion')

Hot Pepper (Capsicum sinense 'Scotch Bonnet')

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plantladylin
Jul 7, 2014 6:07 AM CST
Oh Judy, I forgot to say Welcome! from me too! Green Grin!
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 8, 2014 1:35 PM CST
Have some milk handy when you taste it. Milk takes the burn out of your mouth.

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terrafirma
Jul 8, 2014 1:40 PM CST
I agree with Ann! But for best results...Make sure it's whole milk...Not skim! Green Grin!
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 8, 2014 1:41 PM CST
Good catch Tara. Thumbs up
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terrafirma
Jul 8, 2014 4:47 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Smiling
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RickCorey
Jul 8, 2014 8:17 PM CST
Hi Judy.

Welcome to ATP.

Can you satisfy our curiosity? Did you try it?

Or perhaps test it on some unsuspecting victim?

When I dried and ground some hot peppers, some of the dust escaped and made my kitchen a bio-hazard zone for several days.

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drdawg
Jul 8, 2014 8:20 PM CST
Y'all are just too funny!
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greene
Jul 8, 2014 8:39 PM CST
Hey drdawg, just remember how funny we all are next time you eat at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Rolling on the floor laughing
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drdawg
Jul 9, 2014 8:30 AM CST
I don't eat "tiny" bell peppers any longer. Whistling
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