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I was chopping some peppers the other day when I came across this, so what did I do?
Photographed it
Went on internet to find out about it, found out what caused it and that it was ok to eat
Ate it.

That little pepper inside a bigger pepper is called an “internal proliferation.” Its form can vary from irregular and contorted to a near-perfect but sterile fruit.

A pepper growing inside a pepper is a type of parthenocarpy, which is the formation of fruits without fertilization or the formation of seeds. No one is sure what causes them, but temperature and nutrient levels have been ruled out.

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  • Dorothy  Pinder
    Dorothy Pinder7 months ago

    Great info and fantastic capture!

  • Thank you Dorothy, I was very surprised when I cut into it, apparently it’s not uncommon

    – Yampimon

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...7 months ago

    Interesting and informative write and a great image, Yampi – You learn something new everyday !!!!!

  • Thanks Mattie, since I took this I’ve chopped up the other peppers in the bag and found another one but it didn’t have as many internal proliferates, I dunno, you wait for ages and then two show up.

    – Yampimon

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesor7 months ago

    Wonderful!! I’ve seen this quite a few times!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, I’ve never seen this before it came as quite a surprise, I am also surprised I didn’t slice straight through the extras

    – Yampimon

  • lezvee
    lezvee7 months ago

    Excellent! What a find when you cut this one open.

  • Thank you, my first thought was where’s the camera

    – Yampimon

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum7 months ago

    Congratulations – 1st Feb. 2014 – Shirley

    Comments welcome HERE

  • Thank you very much for the feature Shirley

    – Yampimon

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt6 months ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Kay

    – Yampimon

  • lorilee
    lorilee6 months ago

    C O O L

  • Thank you very much

    – Yampimon

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