Vegetables and Fruit forum: Banana peppers problem?

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Name: ken balandran
Chino (Zone 10a)
Region: California
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munozk
Dec 17, 2014 8:50 PM CST
My pepper are have purple streaks...I think it might be the new 40 Degrees
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Name: ken balandran
Chino (Zone 10a)
Region: California
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munozk
Dec 20, 2014 9:44 AM CST
Wow this site use to be full of helpful people
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Dec 20, 2014 10:06 AM CST
Hi, munozk...

I'm sure there are plenty of helpful people on the site. I imagine quite a few folks are dealing with holiday business and the like. :>)

As for your purple streaks on the peppers, no worries, that is perfectly normal and they are still good to eat. Those streaks can kick in due to weather extremes, high sun exposure, and/or temperature. Rest assured the pepper is doing what it's supposed to be doing, either maturing or is fully matured. Yellow and golden peppers, especially banana types, were bred over the years to be those colors, not their normal color of purple or red. Personally, I like a more colorful pepper as it will be higher in anthocyanins than the paler ones.

Best,
Shoe
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Dec 20, 2014 12:10 PM CST
Concur: the purple streaking is normal exacerbated by stress. Banana peppers do turn red when ripe, but are normally used when yellow.


Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Dec 20, 2014 3:12 PM CST
Shoe and Farmer Dill know their stuff! Thumbs up
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horseshoe
Dec 20, 2014 4:30 PM CST
Beautiful peppers, Dill! I can taste those red ones as I type! Sweet and delicious. Hope all is well down your way.

Shoe (waving howdy to Ken and hoping all is well with you also.)
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Dec 20, 2014 5:35 PM CST
Thank You!
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