Do all banana peppers turn red?

jennieboyer(8)June 10, 2012

I've been doing some research on when to harvest banana peppers, and the consensus seems to be when they are yellow or wait until they turn red. I have a few that I "think" are yellow, but I can't really tell if they are yellow or still green. Is there any danger in leaving them a little longer? Do all banana peppers turn red? If so, I may just wait until they start to turn red. How do I know if I'm starting to wait a little too long? Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Honestly I have never seen one turn red in all my years of growing them. But the yellow color will be quite apparent to you once you see it so leave them longer - it won't hurt anything.

Colors may vary from variety to variety but yellow is what I go for.

Dave

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 10:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
howelbama(7 NJ)

I grew some sweet ones last year, and they do eventually turn red, it just takes quite a while. I did not notice much difference in taste either, so I just picked most of them when they were yellow.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2012 at 10:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Edymnion(7a)

Yeah, they'll turn eventually, but it will likely take over a month for them to do so after they reach full size.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 12:33AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jonhughes(So.Oregon)

    Bookmark   June 11, 2012 at 2:05AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tomatoes in Autumn?
It's late summer, about to be autumn for me, and I...
Heather Riley
Leek starting woes
I'm having trouble getting my leeks going. A couple...
bart1
Where is the sweet potato post?
Someone on here wanted to know if sweet potatoes would...
zzackey
Anyone else not liking this "new and improved" houzz thingy?
It took a long time to get through all of the bells...
wertach zone 7-B SC
Potatoes and snakes
Perhaps you all can debunk an absurd concern I've had...
formerly_creativeguy
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™