Question of the Day: Do bell peppers flower?
Quick Answer: Yes, bell peppers do flower.
Bell pepper flowers are small, white, and what is termed by botanists as perfect or hermaphrodite. This means that the flower contains both male and female sexual organs.
From an evolutionary view, this gives them a distinct advantage as it makes it possible for them to self-pollinate. That is, they do not require assistance from bees or other animals to reproduce.
There is a popular myth that they are individually sexed and produce either male or female fruit, but this falls outside of any scientific basis. The number of lobs on the bottom of a bell pepper naturally varies from plant to plant and does not indicate sex.
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