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 Post subject: Prematurely Picked Peppers
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:06 am 
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Because everything else in my garden is starting to rot, I picked my orange bell peppers while they were still green. I'm letting them sit in a paper bag, as I've tried that trick before with green tomatoes, but am not sure if it will work. Will these be edible if they don't change color?


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 Post subject: Re: Prematurely Picked Peppers
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Well, in the very leaest you have green peppers. That's what green peppers are, unripened red or whatever.

I've had jalapenos ripen to red when picked green but not bells.

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 Post subject: Re: Prematurely Picked Peppers
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:06 pm 
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It's unlikely they will change color. You're better off chopping them up now and cooking them with something, or freezing it, if you don't need to use them in a recipe right away.

They will rot fairly quickly, from the inside out, usually, where the seeds are and more moisture.

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 Post subject: Re: Prematurely Picked Peppers
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:09 am 
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austinpaul wrote:
Not at all. Do not eat those peppers after some days. They may have rotted from inside. This trick works with some vegetable only and so your peppers will not be edible.


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(I think they're correct, but as long as you check your peppers first you should be able to tell, right? Maybe you could just pickle them.)

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 Post subject: Re: Prematurely Picked Peppers
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:41 am 
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solipsistnation wrote:
Maybe you could just pickle them.)


I read the thread title as "prematurely PICKLED peppers." I was thoroughly confused.


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 Post subject: Re: Prematurely Picked Peppers
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:12 am 
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jeebus, i am having a similar problem (a site i looked at this morning said putting them in a paper bag with an apple would work if they were beginning to get color).

my red peppers have been on the plant and not growing any larger for a while now, but they are green green green. i am dying of agita here waiting for them to turn color. TURN COLOR ALREADY DAMMIT!

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