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Salsa* Must Be Endured

Updated: May 10

2022-05-08 15:55


The picture at left is a 4160x3120 high resolution photo from my cell phone, so if you click on it, you should be able to see... better. As it is, you can see the largest peppers and at least one yellow tomato. The tomato plant and two chili plants are in Ranch Four.

"Peppers are angiosperms, a type of plant that reproduces via flowering and fruiting. The flowers of an angiosperm contain the plant’s reproductive system. The edible part of the plant, the pepper, is the final growth stage of the flower."

I guess the term that means the flowers on my pepper plant are turning into peppers is "fruiting" The nearest pepper plant in Ranch Four is fruiting shiny green peppers. I've counted at least a dozen, in various stages and sizes. The adjacent pepper plant in Ranch Five is fruiting yellow peppers, even though I'd swear both plants came from the same package, simply marked "Chili." Also, there are more of them.

Oddly enough, the plant behind the chili is a yellow sweet pepper plant. Cross fertilization? Coincidence? And how about the yellow tomato plant? I counted six ripe tomatoes and picked them. The count of tomatoes fruiting on the plant went from eleven to ten. All ripe tomatoes have been consumed. I don't think the peppers will be ripe before they turn red.

The plant on the far left, in Ranch Three, is a Purple Chili. The flowers are tiny and very pretty, but my eyes aren't good enough to detect fruiting. Yet.

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*Salsa - chiefly tomatoes, peppers, onions, cilantro

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