Peppers – Planting Bell With Hot

Q: Can I plant bell peppers and hot peppers together or will they cross pollinate?

A: They might cross-pollinate but this will not affect their taste. Pepper flowers contain both male and female organs, so the flowers typically pollinate themselves. If pollen from a hot pepper somehow got into a bell pepper flower, the seeds that resulted might produce hot fruit. But this would only be a problem if you save seeds from year to year.

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