The “Pregnant Pepper” of Heather S.


  • Title: “Pregnant Pepper”
  • Media: Momma Pepper. Baby Peppers
  • Submitted by: Heather S.
  • Heather writes: "After I cut the top off of the seemingly normal pepper, I noticed a tiny baby pepper nestled all snugly in it's peppery womb. Upon removing the poor thing, I noticed that it was not one baby, but two- conjoined twin baby peppers. This whole thing was too traumatizing for me, and I couldn't bring myself to eat the mamma pepper or the baby peppers. To date, the pappa pepper has not been identified." Twin baby peppers! Mazel tov!

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  1. Comment Hunter said on December 10, 2007 at 8:37 pm :

    I hate to snark (don’t listen to him, he loves to snark), but this hardly seems anomalous enough for the museum. At least from the suppliers we used when I worked in the restaurant biz, about every tenth or twelth pepper you cut open has one or more embryonic peppers in it.

  2. Comment Lee said on December 28, 2007 at 11:42 am :

    My sister found one just like that. It was a bell pepper also.The one on the outside was mild but the “baby” was as hot as fire

  3. Comment brian said on February 11, 2008 at 4:03 pm :

    what the hell is that :0?

  4. Comment Stephanie said on February 23, 2008 at 9:05 am :

    I saw these once or twice…they are a bit surprising to find!

  5. Comment Tim G. said on February 23, 2008 at 11:07 pm :

    I find this to be altogether TOO commom place to be an anomaly.

  6. Comment Jeff said on March 17, 2008 at 2:38 am :

    Yeah, you are right, Tim. Um…That’s all I have to say.

  7. Comment Gill said on May 6, 2008 at 7:05 am :

    Is it just me or is the pepper also stripey?
    Like green and then orange?

  8. Comment Hannah said on July 7, 2008 at 1:12 pm :

    maybe it is an inverted bum and the white stuff is poop ;-D

  9. Comment marisa said on August 31, 2008 at 9:39 am :

    hannah…ew. XD

  10. Comment Desi said on January 25, 2009 at 2:59 pm :

    Aha! Even though it’s not that anomolous, I still love peppers like these cause it reminds me of my sister… She HATES these things, (they creep her out somehow) but she forces herself to eat them because she’s a medical student and knows how good the peppers are for people.

  11. Comment CodyRay said on March 31, 2010 at 10:18 pm :

    I feel like this happens a lot with peppers

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