Red peppers are still green

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Red peppers are still green

Post by Christi Farinel » Sat, 02 Oct 1993 00:29:16



Well, after getting lucky on the first frost around here (Mass), I decided not to
take any chances this time.  So yesterday I cleaned out all the remaining tomatoes,
squash, and peppers from my garden.  Now I know how to ripen the green tomatoes
inside, and the green and yellow peppers are just a little smaller than I normally
pick them, but my red peppers are still green!  They're an italian red pepper
that seems to want to get to full size before even THINKING about turning red.
So, do I just eat them green?  Or can I somehow convince them to turn red indoors?
I seem to remember someone making a comment that you could get peppers to finish
ripening indoors (after picking), but I don't remember how.  Any ideas out there?
 
 
 

Red peppers are still green

Post by Marty Zimmerm » Sun, 03 Oct 1993 03:01:51



Quote:

> Well, after getting lucky on the first frost around here (Mass), I decided not to
> take any chances this time.  So yesterday I cleaned out all the remaining tomatoes,
> squash, and peppers from my garden.  Now I know how to ripen the green tomatoes
> inside, and the green and yellow peppers are just a little smaller than I normally
> pick them, but my red peppers are still green!  They're an italian red pepper
> that seems to want to get to full size before even THINKING about turning red.
> So, do I just eat them green?  Or can I somehow convince them to turn red indoors?

I have a cherry pepper that was full-grown three weeks ago (at least) that
is just now starting to turn red.

Quote:
> I seem to remember someone making a comment that you could get peppers to finish
> ripening indoors (after picking), but I don't remember how.  Any ideas out there?

If they are full grown (thick walls) then you can eat them green. Last year
I reddened some full-grown cherry peppers using the same method that I used
with my tomatos (i.e. stick them loosely in a paper bag with an apple).
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Red peppers are still green

Post by Libby Goldstei » Mon, 04 Oct 1993 20:25:00


I just leave mine in a basket or bowl. Eventually they turn red. You can use them when they're green too.

Libby