Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are better tasting than those with 4 ???


Rumors on the web continue to talk about male pepper and female peppers as being the difference between peppers with 3 or peppers with 4 bumps.  BTW, botanically, peppers are fruits.

The answer—Source:

The number of lobes is related to the specific variety of pepper.  There are varieties of peppers that produce 2, 3-4, or 3-5 lobed peppers.  The 4 lobed ‘bell’ pepper was (and is) more popular in the U.S., so plants have been breed for this characteristic.

another source: While there MAY be variation in seed/flavor between peppers with different types of blossom end scars, it’s not because of differences in sex of the fruit. Fruits do not have a gender. BTW, botanically, peppers are fruits.

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