A while back I bought a bell pepper seedling at local nursery. I did this because the purple bell pepper plant that I had started from seed was obviously growing too slowly to bear anything before winter. Anyhow, I had gone looking that day for another purple pepper, as that is what Marianne wanted. Unfortunately the stores only had red ones in stock. So I picked out a healthy looking plant, brought it home, and re-potted it. Now, for over a month, I have occasionally mentioned our red bell pepper in several blog posts. This would be fine if, in fact, the pepper was red. Over the past few days, the peppers on the supposedly red-producing plant have started to ripen. To our surprise and Marianne's delight, they look suspiciously purple!