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Q.I have been told that bell peppers are male and female .

Zone 77064 | Anonymous added on March 27, 2020 | Answered

On the bottom side of bell peppers some have 3 lumps and some have 4 lumps. Does this indicate whether they are male or female or just a wive’s tale ?

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Answered on March 27, 2020

All bell peppers have both male and female parts. The central portion of the flower with a "ball" on it is the female portion, whereas the yellow pollen bearing anthers that surround the female portion are male organs.


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