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Cristiangee
Jun 17, 2017 2:48 PM CST
I'm a begginer at gardening so I need help with this problem I have with my sweet yellow pepper plant, still young about a little over a foot tall & it has been producing fruit for the past 3 weeks (since may 23rd, almost a month) it only produced 2 pepers at the moment but one of them is turning black from the top, should I be concern, are they starting to rot? I haven't harvest them because there still green and small sized.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 17, 2017 3:06 PM CST
That is a good sign - your peppers are starting to change color - they are ripening. Hurray!
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Newyorkrita
Jun 17, 2017 5:31 PM CST
Your peppers look great!! Yup, they are changing color because they are getting ripe. Takes at least two weeks usually till they completely change color.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 17, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, @Cristiangee .

I agree, your peppers are just ripening! Smiling

You might actually want to pick and use those first peppers while they are green, to encourage the plant to set more fruit.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Jun 17, 2017 10:02 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:

You might actually want to pick and use those first peppers while they are green, to encourage the plant to set more fruit.


That would be sad. Most people pick their peppers too early anyway due to impatience. Green peppers don't taste good.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jun 17, 2017 10:07 PM CST
LOL, Daisy -- I totally agree that "green" peppers don't taste nearly as good as the ripe ones; but allowing the peppers to ripen slows down the setting of new fruit. If it's early in the season, kind of sad to see the plant not give you any more peppers, IMO.

Green peppers make me burp! Sticking tongue out
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Newyorkrita
Jun 18, 2017 9:40 AM CST
I have to agree with Sandy. Green Peppers taste fine although not as great as the ripe ones. And it sure slows down setting of any new ones while you wait for them to get ripe.

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