Why are my sweet peppers bitter?
For the last 2 years I planted sweet peppers. They never bore much fruit, and what they did produce, was kinda awful. This year, I planted two in containers--a small snacking pepper and a red sweet one. Well, the plants are heathy, have lots of blossoms, and even fruit...but the peppers won't turn color. I don't want them on the bush any longer than necessary because I want the plant to continue producing, and also, they longer they are on the plant, the greater the chances are some critter will eat them. Plus, I'm hungry. :)
It's been 90+ days for the last 2 weeks or so, and the fruit--which are the right size, just stubbornly green and rather bitter (I tried two)--have not budged.
Is there anything I can do? Do you think there may be a vitamin deficiency?