I've seen claimed that whether a pepper has 3 lobes or bumps at the bottom or 4 can indicate whether that bell pepper is "sweeter, and better for eating, or firmer, and better for cooking". I've seen this repeated a couple of times on Facebook, as well as on a couple of different cooking blogs.
I've also seen the claim that the number of lobes indicates the gender of the pepper, and that male peppers have 3 bumps, and are seedless.
Is there any truth to this claim? Does the number of lobes provide a clear indication of flavor, firmness, gender, or number of seeds inside?