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    Default Chilly fruit opening like flowers...HELP

    Hi all well this is my first post.

    I am searched far a wide for answer to this question without finding the answer. Maybe someone here will know.

    Some of my chillies have started to look like a flower, it is almost like they have opened up the first skin to then produce a whole new chilli inside.

    Any idea why this is?

    I bought loads of different chillies from a local shop and took the seeds out and planted them in my green house this year, none of them looked like this chilli!!!

    I have attached a picture

    Hope all is well

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    It looks like several fused chilli flowers all prouced individual joined chillis

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    not sure really, but could be, it only has one stem, a very strange thing, also it has happened to some of chilli fruit but not all on the plant

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    Andy, it's beautiful. Make sure you enter it in our online show
    Nicos and andymit like this.
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    I've seen sometimes a bell pepper can have a small pepper inside. I don't think it results from a seed inside that germinates, as they are not ripe until the pepper is ripe. See here:

    Have you ever found a pepper inside a pepper? - CSMonitor.com

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    I will enter it is the online show, where can that be found?

    I never thought about a pepper in a pepper, it was beautiful till I ate it lol.... tasted great, but there are more, a friend suggested that it might be from cross pollination because of being with loads of different types of peppers...so maybe a new mutant pepper?

    who knows, i will save the seeds from the rest to see if I can recreate it next year. But I have searched far and wide on the net and seen anything like it. Also there are so many different colours, yellow, green, red, black...amazing really

    I will take a picture of the whole plant for you to see

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    It is beautiful andy! Here's a link to the Virtual Show http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...2-a_67340.html - you can choose your own category.
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    thanks for the response, I will take more pics on the plant itself, oh dear late for work, gardening, and it's going to rain :-(

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