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Black Peppers?


By Ian1

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have quite a few plants which are producing healthy and tasty green peppers. One of the plants is fruiting black peppers, which are rich in colour and have a wonderful sheen to them. I have never seen these anywhere before, and wonder if this is normal and if they will be safe to eat.

They are the same size and shape as the green variety, but I have yet to taste one as I am uncertain if it is safe to do so.

Any ideas?? Just to clarify with reference to the posibility that these peppers are perhaps ripening to red, they grew a deep black from the outset.



I also asked this questions recently Ian1, and got several answers which said that they do this as they are turning red. It is Sunday morning, maybe some more answers soon.

13 Sep, 2009


Hi Ian What you have got is peppers starting to ripen, they go from green to black to red. you can eat them at any stage though so don't worry they are all edible.

13 Sep, 2009


Good morning Mad you just pipped me to the post. xx

13 Sep, 2009


in my packet of seeds the peppers are red, yello, orange and even purple maybe you have a rogue purple one. the yellow ones especially are a pale lime green not a deep green before ripening to yellow
must say they make the look pretty!

13 Sep, 2009


There are cultivars that look blackish (purple or brown).

13 Sep, 2009

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