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My family grows a garden each year and I always plant several types of hot peppers to use in Salsa. I keep these across the garden from my bell peppers because the hot peppers will cross pollinate and
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Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/8/2009 5:48 AM EDT
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My family grows a garden each year and I always plant several types of hot peppers to use in Salsa. I keep these across the garden from my bell peppers because the hot peppers will cross pollinate and the bell peppers become spicy.

So after a bad year in my garden, I bought bell peppers from a local farmers market and used them in an enchilada casserole. After the first bight everyone was reaching for the sour cream because the dish was so hot and spicy.

I later found out that the farmer was unaware that his neighbor had planted one the hottest pepper varieties in the field next to his bell peppers. I'm glad I made Mexican food, I can only imagine the surprise if I had made pepper steak.

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/8/2009 6:20 AM EDT
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Thanks for this story, this has happened to me before, but I never knew why until now!!!! When this happened I couldn't figure out why my bell peppers turned out spicy, and then the next time I buy them they weren't spicy. Now I know why, BIG THANKS!!!!

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/8/2009 8:08 AM EDT
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Thanks for the story, I'll share it with my husband. He planted his peppers next to each other.

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/8/2009 8:50 AM EDT
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wow

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/8/2009 9:59 AM EDT
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Wow I did not know that! Good story & thanks for the info.!

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/8/2009 12:07 PM EDT
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Interesting! I never knew that before either. Thanks for sharing!

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/8/2009 12:57 PM EDT
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WOW!!! What a big surprise, I bet.

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/8/2009 11:16 PM EDT
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I'm always amazed at all the new things I learn on this site. Thanks for sharing.

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/9/2009 3:11 AM EDT
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Hpmemade is always the best but what a surprise

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/9/2009 7:04 AM EDT
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I didn't know this. Thanks for the information.

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/9/2009 8:31 AM EDT
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Wow! I did not know this one. Thanks for the info.

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/9/2009 8:43 AM EDT
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Wow, never thought about that happening. I guess we taste our purchases before we cook with them, even veggies!

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/9/2009 9:21 AM EDT
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I, like a lot of the others here did not know that about growing peppers that way. Thanks for informing us all. We are never too old to learn new stuff-- I hope I never stop learning....

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/9/2009 3:19 PM EDT
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lol....good story, and great info., that will come in handle when I plant my vegetable garden!

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/10/2009 2:09 AM EDT
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We canned red bell peppers for making pimento cheese during the winter. Occasionally, cross pollination had occurred, but the bell peppers seemed the same. Our hands would begin to burn from preparing the peppers, removing the seeds, etc., and we would wonder where the culprit or culprits was that caused the burning to start. It was interesting during the winter, never knowing if the pimento cheese was going to spicy. Oh my, the days of growing up on a farm. I am so glad I was young when doing that. Great story!

Spicing things up in the kitchen

posted at 7/10/2009 2:42 AM EDT
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I had that happen to me one year, so I learned the hard way they would cross pollinate. Thank goodness we like spicey!

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