... I has one.
One of my cayenne plants has begun to turn out fat peppers. A normal cayenne pepper is slender and bumpy as if it was wearing tights over its seeds. In the last month, however, one of them has begun to produce peppers shaped more like jalapenos, sleek and chubby. Dig this photo.
|These two are off the same plant. The one on the left is normal. The one on the right needs to go on a diet.|
I'm actually quite happy about this turn of events. I figure the plump ones will yield more juice and make better Louisiana hot sauce. In any case, it's pretty weird.
The plants in this bed are now 18 months old. They were in with the cotton last year and I just let them stay after I pulled that crop. Their stems are thick and woody and the plants are very happy. I fertilized them about 6 weeks ago and that's when they started producing these gigantic peppers.
Way cool, no?