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I purchased several pepper plants from a local nursery this spring one of them I do not know if the fruit is a pepper. They are black fruit about the size of a grape, full of seeds, and they do not smell hot, all the others are jalapeno.
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The plant may have been a rogue seedling growing from a common weed that is closely related to peppers. Nightshade produces fruit similar to what you are describing, and it is in the same genus as peppers, Solanaceae. The plant looks sort of similar to peppers or tomato, but the fruit is poisonous.
I could also be a different pepper plant that was somehow mixed up with the others.
Always be careful about eating any plant or plant part that you aren't sure about, since some plants are poisonous.
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