Can you help me identify this chili plant I'm growing? The chilis are 4-5 inches long and not that hot (without the seeds, I can eat one raw without much pain, and I'm not a big spice eater).

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They turn into a light red hue when ripe and get a bit wrinkly in the fridge. In the first picture, the leaves of the chili plant are those on the right, the one above my thumb is from a gardenia (just in case it looks confusing).

  • Why doesn't this show up on the home page for non logged-in users? Hard to get an answer this way...
    – GomoX
    May 28, 2013 at 15:06

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It looks to me like a Cayenne pepper variant (there are many, many types of Cayenne: some thick, some thin, some hot, some not as hot, some that ripen red, purple, yellow, etc.)

Depending on culture, time of year, and variety, some so-called "hot" peppers may just not get all that hot. I've even had wildly different levels of heat from two peppers on the same plant.

  • Thanks, looks plausible enough :) The plant does match the descriptions I've found.
    – GomoX
    Oct 10, 2013 at 14:58

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