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frosty_dan

I’m pretty sure it’s not a jalapeño. Jalapeño have a very different leaf shape


CreamyAltruist9

Uh oh, that would be weird! I'll pass that on. Thanks.


YesJudy

Look up pepper leaf curl virus


CreamyAltruist9

This is so crazy! Thanks.


YesJudy

Thank you 🌶


littleteach13

If the seed came from a genetically modified store bought pepper than it can purposely have been rendered useless for replanting. It forces producers to have to buy seeds each year as the ones from the fruit will not grow a healthy plant.


CreamyAltruist9

I've read about this and it makes a lot of sense. She said it was a purple jalapeño so that sounds like something they'd want to keep proprietary. Good thinking.


Laughingenemy

Purple is just a stage of the pepper before ripening to its final color red. Sometimes they take quite a while to mature and stay the purple shade a bit longer or will have purple spots


CreamyAltruist9

Oh, wow! I had no idea. I've never bought jalapeños before. Thanks for the info!


Dick4NoReason1

Doesn’t look like any pepper plant I’ve ever seen


CreamyAltruist9

So weird. Thanks.


freeturkeytaco

I've had this happen to pepper plants before. The peppers were deformed as well, very tough, and not good at all. And I know for a fact they were jalapeno seeds that were planted. That's all I can add. I dont know what it is, or what causes it.


YesJudy

Leaves are wilted but It does look like a habañero


Professional_Drag939

It's possible the mother plant was accidentally cross pollinated with a different pepper plant. If that's the case you won't get a true plant from a seed you planted. Personally I'd let it grow and see what happens.