Learned something new today from my neighbor while working in our garden. Leaning over our fence he asked “How do you tell a male bell pepper from a female bell pepper?” He told me that there are both male bell peppers and female bell peppers (I looked it up on the internet to confirm it was true and if you find it on the internet it must be true LOL). My neighbor went on tell me that there is a difference in how they look and what they are better used for. And said “Now you know how to tell a male bell pepper from a female bell pepper!” Did you know that there are two kinds of bell peppers? .
So How Do You Tell A Male Bell Pepper From A Female Bell Pepper ?
The Female Bell Peppers and more round, they have 4 bumps on the bottom. They have more seeds on the inside and when eaten raw the female bell peppers are sweeter than the male bell peppers. So these are better for salads, veggie trays and sandwiches.
The Male Bell Peppers are taller and thin, they only have 3 bumps. They are not as sweet but hold up better in heat and are better for cooking. These are perfect for stews, dips, and cooking.
So next time you are in your garden or in the grocery store, flip over the peppers and see if your buying “boys or girls”