Do 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, sadly, 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 itself has no sex organs. The number of lobes on a pepper does not determine their sex. Different varieties have different numbers of lobes, ranging from two to five.

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