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i am growing peppers for the 1st time, how do i know when they are ready to pick and use?



Hi tony and welcome to this fabulous site. are they bell peppers ? I like to leave mine on to turn red , but you can eat them at any stage when they are big enough.

11 Sep, 2011


True of any pepper, Tony, but if you leave them to get red, be sure to pick while they are still plump and shiny. Peppers allowed to shrivel on the bush often taste "off", at best.

11 Sep, 2011


Try "knocking" lightly on them - if they sound hollow they're ready to eat. :o)

12 Sep, 2011

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