OK so I've just found out that green peppers turn yellow then orange then red and they're actually all the same pepper just less ripe and my mind is blown— Amy (@callmeamye) 11 september 2018
wait this is trolling right this isn’t real— Cayleigh Maloye (@CAYLLLES) 13 september 2018
Wait... what.... how.... but the price difference? pic.twitter.com/RnmMIawoKe— I wonder (@wonnderwhatt) 14 september 2018
omg I just had this revelation like last week but then I searched the web to check and the plant/garden community is SPLIT IN HALF like some say it’s the same plant and others say it’s a diff variety and i honestly don’t know what to believe anymore— Sachi Shastri (@SachiShastri) 13 september 2018
Ok so I just read on here some sorcery about green red and yellow peppers all being the same just different stages of ripeness.... pic.twitter.com/f7gAAzKa1k— Brianna ♫ (@briannatrayl0r) 14 september 2018
Green, orange and red peppers are all the same veggie in different stages of ripeness. Mind blown. The story is trending this morning and it’s coming up on the show in a few. pic.twitter.com/FpNAyvwF7z— Abby Ham (@WBIRAbby) 14 september 2018
Toch is niet iedereen het ermee eens. Een botanicus beweert dat het wel degelijk om verschillende soorten paprika's gaat. Alleen de groene zouden de onrijpe versie zijn van de andere drie kleuren.
I thought there was just plants full of each colour— Tamzin (@TamzinSwann) 12 september 2018
So this claim about peppers has gone viral. ⬇️— James Wong (@Botanygeek) 14 september 2018
However as a botanist I can tell you it is also not true.
Neither is the (freakin’ weird) idea that some peppers are ‘male’ and others ‘female’.
Sorry to be ‘that guy’, but this is how it works...https://t.co/hlPDRPiAqP
Verder is er nog het idee dat er 'mannelijke' en 'vrouwelijke' paprika's bestaan. Ook dat ontkracht de expert.
Although it *is* true that green peppers are just unripe regular ones, yellow, orange and red peppers are all genetically different varieties at full maturity.— James Wong (@Botanygeek) 14 september 2018
Their DNA predetermines the maximum amount of pigments they can produce, which creates this variation in colour. pic.twitter.com/g6zGi2YRgP
The internet is also perpetuating the weird ass idea that peppers come in ‘male’ and ‘female’ forms.— James Wong (@Botanygeek) 14 september 2018
That would mean the fruit could sexually reproduce with each other. They can’t.
Fruit are basically swollen ovaries surrounding fetal plants. The sex happened *long* before. pic.twitter.com/Yj8P4imULQ
Bron(nen): The Independent
One thing you might not know though is that peppers and many chillies are indeed the SAME species.— James Wong (@Botanygeek) 14 september 2018
Peppers just have a mutation that makes them incapable of producing the chemical capsaicin, which gives chillies their fieriness. pic.twitter.com/1MhnowaIAJ