Is it true that male and female green peppers taste different?

Q: Is it true that male and female green peppers taste different? My neighbor believes this.

A: Your neighbor may believe this with all their heart but they are wrong. There is no such thing as a “male” or “female” pepper.

Pepper flowers contain both male and female organs, so they are self-pollinating. The fruit has no sex organs.

The number of lobes a green pepper has differs between varieties, ranging from 2 – 5.