How To Select The Best Bell Pepper Depending On Its Use

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How To Select The Best Bell Pepper Depending On Its Use




Describing peppers as a “gender” is not accurate, because bell peppers are hermaphroditic. The gender reference is used only as a memory aid to help select the best bell pepper for each purpose – either eating raw, seed collection, or for cooking.  There is a simple method for identifying which bell pepper has the traits you desire. Peppers with four lobes are “female” and those with three lobes are “male”. The “female” peppers with more lobes, contain more seeds are best for seed collecting and growing new plants (hence “female”). They are also sweeter when eaten raw. The “male” peppers with three or fewer lobes are better for grilling, cooking. They also contain fewer seeds.

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13 Comments

  1. This is the biggest garden hoax of all time and you should take this post down immediately. Peppers do not produce fruit of one gender or the other…

    Jill, 2 years ago Reply

    • Read the whole thing.

      Garden Frugal, 2 years ago Reply

      • seriously, who comments without reading the first sentence?

        Bryan, 11 months ago Reply

        • Right?

          Garden Frugal, 1 month ago Reply

    • They state that describing peppers as a gender is not accurate. The gender reference is used only as a memory aid to help you select the best pepper for each purpose; raw, cooking. Four lobes is sweeter and Three lobes is better for grilling and cooking.

      Elaine Cipriano, 4 months ago Reply

      • True. Thanks.

        Garden Frugal, 1 month ago Reply

  2. Jill it cleary states

    “Describing peppers as a “gender” is not accurate, because bell peppers are hermaphroditic. The gender reference is used only as a memory aid to help select the best bell pepper for each purpose”

    adam, 2 years ago Reply

  3. If you do not bring junk into your home, it will not be around for them to consume and they will certainly have no option but to consume well.

    Emory, 11 months ago Reply

    • Thanks

      Garden Frugal, 1 month ago Reply

  4. I have seen (and currently have in my kitchen) a bell pepper with five bumps. So where does that fit in this pantheon of bell pepper flavor?

    Cris, 8 months ago Reply

    • LOL. I don’t know. Report back and let me know.

      Garden Frugal, 1 month ago Reply

  5. Still a hoax. Debunked by Snopes, which mentions your site specifically:
    http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/bellpepper.asp

    “While bell peppers are neither male nor female, some food blogs have insisted there is still some usefulness to this widespread rumor. For example, the Garden Frugal writes… But this claim is also unfounded, as the number of lobes on a pepper does not have any bearing on its taste…”

    John Melcher, 8 months ago Reply

    • Read my whole article. It’s a memory aid to help you remember which one is better for different applications. I don’t really mean one is male and one is female. READ IT.

      Garden Frugal, 1 month ago Reply


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