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post #1 of 6
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I put this else where on the SMF but it looks like it should be here.

Hope this helps. I love to grow varieties of peppers. just do not plant the hot ones next to the bells they cross pollenate and the bells get terribly hot.but i like that. enjoy..
post #2 of 6
HA!!! I just got the mental image of a bell pepper with the heat of a habenaro... icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 6
Correct me if I'm wrong but the cross pollination only occurs if you plant the seeds of the peppers grown in close proximity. In other words, a habanero grown beside a bell will result in no additional heat for that bell until the next season if/when you plant the cross-pollinated seeds.
post #4 of 6
for all practical purposes, this cross pollination would have no effect whatsoever unless you saved seeds and then replanted. open pollination would more correctly describe this scenario where as pollination is uncontrolled, plant may or may not be fertilized by plant of same kind but the fertilization starts the growth of the fruit as we will call it, but the changes will not be in the fruit but rather in the seed if you so chose to save and plant the next season is where there could possibly be a difference
post #5 of 6
I have had bells with heat in them from cross pollination and other bells off the same plant with no heat. with cross pollination it shouldn't happen but some times does happen. I still keep my varieties at least 50 feet apart and try to hand pollinate all my pepper blossoms to ensure pure seeds. Now that I found chilieplants.com online I don't think I'm going to have to worry about a supply of plants.

Those bells had heat but no where the degree of the jalapeno and definately not the range of hab's. that would be a cruel joke on someone to purposefully cross a hab red savina with a bell and give to to someone. For me that cross would make a great popper pepper of better stuffed pepper
post #6 of 6
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As far as the cross pollination, I brought some very hot chombo pepper seeds from panama and started them inside during the winter when the planting time came around I planted red, yellow and green bell peppers in the same bed with the chombos when the bells were large enough to pick (my wife and kids love them) we picked them. and went inside to make a salad with them. they were so hot we could not eat them as intended. so we keep the hotties away from the cool peppers now. the fields here in N.M. where they grow chile peppers if the sandias are next to the big jims you must go many rows downs from the sandias to get big jims that are not hot. but I like the big jims with heat.. that has been my experience with them.

and if you want REAL hot peppers starve them for water when they start growing peppers wait till the leaves are all shriveld up and needing that water then give it to them keep doing it untill harvest. they will be hot..
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