Friend gave me some seeds that she had stored for a while. I planted them and they grew into this beautiful chili plant. We have no idea what kind of pepper it is exactly.

The fruit is relatively small, and as of late it's been turning from green to purple'ish.

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Thank you!

  • Where did your friend get them? Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 2:28
  • @Shule From a bolivian greengrocer that's no longer around :-(
    – Morgan
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 2:32

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This is a shot in the dark but if I am right, lucky you! NuMex Twilight or Capsium annuum 'NuMex Twilight'. You'll start seeing reds and oranges soon if so.

NuMex Twilight

Or this could be Bolivian Rainbow, starting purple and then turning red because the other is showing different colors in all new peppers.

Bolivian Rainbow pepper

Or this could be Centennial Blue

Centennial Blue Pepper

Looking as if you can expect high Scoville units of heat regardless.

  • Could be a Bolivian rainbow, could be! Mainly because the fruit doesn't grow much bigger than what you see for the most part :-)
    – Morgan
    Commented Jun 28, 2018 at 22:05
  • Bolivian Rainbow peppers I've had always have purple flowers.
    – renesis
    Commented Jun 28, 2018 at 22:13
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    @stormy yeah, the leaves of the Rainbows are a bluish-green. The peppers themselves aren't very flavorful, medium-hot. Good substitute dried for red pepper flakes, also pickled some with a mix of other peppers. I have two potted plants right now that have been going for about 3 years.
    – renesis
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 0:09
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    @stormy, yup, CA SF bay area. I was even able to leave a pineapple out over the winter! (Its not particularly happy about it, but its too big to bring inside anymore...)
    – renesis
    Commented Jun 29, 2018 at 14:47
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    @stormy Here's an update. Some of the peppers are turning red :-) imgur.com/a/8Y27mqy
    – Morgan
    Commented Jul 21, 2018 at 15:31

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