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Location: Dayton, OH
Posted: Aug/07/2009 8:07 PM PST
If anyone knows me, they know I am a newbie at the whole gardening game. So I get on here a lot & ask all my great gardener buddies various questions. Well, today my question is how can I tell when my HOT banana peppers are ripe & ready to eat?? I have read some on the net already, a lot of what I've read says that they must turn a red color? My one plant's pepper is a reddish-orange color? Now, should it be all the way red, or is it ok for picking now? Or does it even have to be red at all? I figured I should ask you all before I started picking them.
Thanks in advance!!!!
Location: Westlake, La
Posted: Aug/09/2009 6:14 PM PST
You can pick it now. They can be picked before they start to turn, also. Usually when they are about 4 inches or so long