Harvesting Peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Lakeland, FL
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Question by lann59
October 1, 1999
When is the right time to harvest peppers from the plant?

Answer from NGA
October 1, 1999
You can harvest peppers any time after they reach full size. If you leave them on the bush, most varieties will turn from green to red as they ripen fully. These red fruit have considerably higher levels of some vitamins and are often sweeter. However, if you pick them when full sized, but still green the bush will tend to produce more.

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