Gardener Nigel Hollingworth had never tried growing peppers before - and wasn't quite sure what to expect.
Jalepeno peppers named after the Xalapa town in Veracruz, Mexico, are not really meant to grow in the cool British climes, so he assumed it would be an interesting experiment but not much of a success.
However, in the end there were smiles all-round.
Smile! The homegrown jalapeno pepper poses for the camera, having given first-time grower Nigel Hollingworth a bit of a jump
The father-of-two couldn't believe his eyes when he cut one open and saw a pair of eyes - complete with eyebrows - a nose and a big grinning mouth looking up at him.
Nigel, 50, of north Somerset, said: 'I was quite surprised when the plant started to bloom and didn't really know what to expect.
'But this pepper was the first one to drop off and was quite small, I was really excited because I had never grown anything before.
'Before I ate it I wanted to have a quick peek inside to see how it had turned out and low and behold this little smiley face was inside.'
Nigel, a publishing consultant, potted some pepper seeds in a plastic pot in April and harvested the first ones last week.
He added: 'The pepper has rotted now but it won't stop me growing more and hopefully I will see more smiling faces staring back at me.'
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