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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jul 21, 2015 10:15 PM CST
Last year I grew 2 varieties of ornamental pepper.

One had green leaves with splashes of white, white flowers, and white fruit that turned orange then red. The other had purplish green leaves, purple flowers, and purple fruit that turned red.

I carefully (because the flowers were so tiny and delicate) removed the anthers from the white flower (seed parent), and used pollen from the purple flower (pollen parent). The pollination took and I had my seeds saved, no knowing what will happen.

This year I planted the seed and they grew, and here is the shocking result!
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Jul 21, 2015 10:20 PM CST
I got leaves that are green, white, with purple tints, flowers that are variegated (white with purple stripes), fruit that is striped, starting out green with purple stripes and turning purple and waiting to see if they tun red. And vigour, lots of peppers and the flowers are tougher they set fruit in high heat where the parents did not.

My goal next is to pollinate green bell pepper with pollen from my hybrids, and i've already begun that! Here is my creation from last year.


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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 21, 2015 11:01 PM CST
Thumbs up Very good! Thumbs up
Keith, do you know the names of the two original varieties? What you will name your new hybrid?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Jul 22, 2015 10:01 AM CST
greene said: Thumbs up Very good! Thumbs up
Keith, do you know the names of the two original varieties? What you will name your new hybrid?


The original names are Shu pepper and Purple Flash, I'm not going to name because technically it's not finished. However if I get enough seeds which is likely I'll be giving some away on here.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Jul 22, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Thanks. I had thought the one with white and green leaves might be the Fish Pepper. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Aug 10, 2015 7:24 PM CST
The purple peppers are maturing and turning orange, turning out to be the perfect Halloween pepper Big Grin
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 10, 2015 7:49 PM CST
Photos!! We need photos.!! Hurray!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Aug 10, 2015 8:11 PM CST
greene said:Photos!! We need photos.!! Hurray!


When they are done changing I will post photos 😀
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 10, 2015 8:13 PM CST
Thanks. Can you try for a series of photos so folks can see how the colors gradually change? Sorry it I'm making extra work *Blush* but I am excited to see these grow.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Aug 10, 2015 10:27 PM CST
greene said:Thanks. Can you try for a series of photos so folks can see how the colors gradually change? Sorry it I'm making extra work *Blush* but I am excited to see these grow.

Ok I'll try
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Aug 22, 2015 12:15 AM CST
greene said:Thanks. Can you try for a series of photos so folks can see how the colors gradually change? Sorry it I'm making extra work *Blush* but I am excited to see these grow.


Ok, so you saw how the pepper starts out green striped, then turns purple? Well, next it becomes light purple, than orangish pink, then yellowish, then orange, and probably red is soon to come. Awesome amount of color change on this! Thumbs up

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 22, 2015 6:07 AM CST
Wow. great photos! Hurray! Thank You!
I wonder how long it takes for the complete color change?
Do you think the peppers will be edible? I'd be too chicken to try in case they might be really hot. Sad
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Aug 22, 2015 9:49 AM CST
greene said:Wow. great photos! Hurray! Thank You!
I wonder how long it takes for the complete color change?
Do you think the peppers will be edible? I'd be too chicken to try in case they might be really hot. Sad


Someone tried one and said they are very hot. I don't like spicy foods so I won't even try one, just for looks here. :)
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 22, 2015 10:44 AM CST
I don't eat hot peppers very often but someone told me that ornamental peppers are edible but might be way too hot for the normal person. I'm happy to just look at your Hybrid Pepper. Great photos. I hope you save seeds and grow them out next year to see if any changes happen. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Sep 2, 2015 10:16 PM CST
Here's the last color change, Red.
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Jul 15, 2016 12:14 AM CST
keithp2012 said:Here's the last color change, Red.
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Here is a photo of the offspring from this plant I pollinated with bell pepper. It looks ordinary right now you would never expect the colorful plant above was its Mom, I cant wait to see the flowers and peppers!
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Jul 20, 2016 12:41 PM CST
My peppers are flowering! Here's a breakdown of traits they inherited.

Plant size- slightly larger than ornamental hot pepper but smaller than bell pepper.

Leaf color- bell pepper

Stem color- striped, like ornamental pepper.

Flower color- white with purple like ornamental pepper

Flower points- 5 and 6 varying, 5 is from ornamental pepper 6 is from bell pepper.

Can't wait to see the final stage, peppers!

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Aug 1, 2016 2:28 PM CST
Peppers are growing!
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Aug 10, 2016 12:25 PM CST
So far I have purple peppers, it will be a surprise what the final color is once fully ripe!

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Sep 3, 2016 2:43 PM CST
They are ripening now, going to taste one soon
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