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Old July 3, 2022   #1
MuddyBuckets
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Default Zapotec? What is this pepper?

Growing some "Zapotec" jalapenos from seed swap last year and the seeds germinated fine, grew and were transplanted into a 5 gallon bucket and doing well. Plant is prolific with loads of peppers, some going red at a small size and a few growing larger then red.

I've grown hot peppers for a few decades and don't think these are a jalapeno. Mildly hot with not too many seeds and ribs inside. Any ideas on what this "Zapotec" pepper is? Strange growing plant, spindly and leggy, not stout like a normal pepper plant.
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Old July 4, 2022   #2
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While I've never personally grown them, the photo you posted doesn't look like examples of Zapotec Jalapeno I've seen posted elsewhere.
They look like a bit like a Pablano-type to me.
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Could well be a cross if home saved swap seeds unless blooms were protected
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Old July 5, 2022   #4
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Doesn't look like a keeper.
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Old July 5, 2022   #5
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Default Zapotec Jalapeno

Hi,
I have grown the Zapotec and found it to be a medium sized jalapeno (traditional shaped) and very flavorful.

Beth Boyd deserves the credit for discovering and popularizing this pepper. Read through these posts and your will see the story.
https://thehotpepper.com/threads/zap...s.71873/page-3

It is a shame but yours is definitely crossed with some other pepper because the Zapotec Jalapeno is a very good one.

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