Identification: Some Kind of Pepper Plant?

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  1. Yesmitch

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    Please help me ID the attached photo of my pepper plant. I've grown it from the seeds of a previous plant. The peppers are red and about 3/4 inch long. It also produces white blossoms. Also - do I need to thin it out more or will the plants "get along" ok as is? The pot's about 12 inches wide.

    Thanks so much!

    Jeff
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years of Activity

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    I'm fairly certain that most cultivated peppers will require fruit for someone to identify.
     
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    (i.e., a photo of the fruit)
     
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    Thanks for the reply, Daniel. Unfortunately, the plant's too young to produce peppers and I didn't save any from the old plant (I used the fruit's seeds to grow the one in the picture), but they are red peppers and average 3/4 inches - white blossoms, too.

    Can you tell me if you think that I need to thin out the plants in the pot?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Rising Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years of Activity

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    That is very close for pepper plants. One plant could eventually fill that pot. I probably would not leave more than 4 plants.

    There are many kinds of peppers. I agree with Daniel, it will be impossible to ID without fruit. The plants may produce peppers much like the ones you took the seeds from, then again they might not.
     
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    Thanks, Eric. I guess my main concern at this point is how many to leave in the pot - I'll thin it out to four of 'em. I can ID it later once it starts bearing fruit.

    Jeff
     

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