I have some jalapeno peppers that have some strange colors. I have grown peppers for ~5 years and never seen a jalapeno starting out yellow and never turning color. It normally is green and often turns red. Planted Apr28 from 4-pack seedlings from Home Depot (from Masterpiece Flower Company). The nearest neighbor plants are Zucchini and Habenero. Current size: ~18-20" tall. The peppers from all 4 plants are yellow! None are changing to green.Yellow Jalapeno peppers.

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    Looks more like Hungarian Banana Peppers. Unlike Jalpeno, they have no wrinkles. Commented Jun 30, 2023 at 22:42
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    @YosefBaskin, I think you are correct, so you should make it an answer, I will upvote it Commented Jul 1, 2023 at 3:19
  • Jaloro peppers?
    – Dan Mašek
    Commented Jul 1, 2023 at 14:14
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    Welp, it doesn't appear to be 'just' Hungarian banana peppers. I tasted one of these and they are definitely hot! I'm thinking maybe something in the garden cross pollinated? Maybe some hybrid?
    – 333RayD777
    Commented Jul 6, 2023 at 1:12
  • to 333RayD777: Jaloro Pepper, cayennediane.com/peppers/jaloro-pepper-yellow-jalapeno so it was a supplier that may of mass mixed up the supply
    – todd n
    Commented Jul 29, 2023 at 15:23

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TL;DR: don't worry.

Hypothesis1: got cross pollinated by another type of capsicum. Result: will be half as hot(spicy).

Hypothesis2: it's normal, You just didn't notice it previous years.

Hypothesis3: slightly different species to what You are used to.

Pick when red but also if one of them starts to show signs of lack of water<forgot the word, it gets wrinkly: then pick all of them >

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