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Old 06-28-2010, 10:44 AM   #1
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When do I pick my peck of peppers?

We got some free, mystery pepper plants..
I know when to pick the bell and jalapeno, but....

I have what I think are wax peppers.. do they turn red?
(These look like really big cayennes, light yellow green.)

And maybe some banana peppers.. when are they ready?

I could post photos if that helps.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-28-2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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None of the wax or banana peppers I ever grew turned red (although there may be varieties that do so). A pale waxy yellow is the ripe stage - thus the names "wax" & "banana". If you're not really sure what varieties they are, be sure & do a small taste test before using them in recipes - some of those are mighty hot!!
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Old 06-28-2010, 04:48 PM   #3
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Heat, I like heat!
Just gotta figure out when to pluck, that's the rub.
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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If they're yellow - pluck one & do a taste test.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:19 PM   #5
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You can eat peppers at any stage, from tiny to all the way ripe. Pick one and taste it.

Mmmmm, peppers and onions and sausages.
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Old 06-29-2010, 05:58 PM   #6
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You can eat peppers at any stage, from tiny to all the way ripe. Pick one and taste it.

Mmmmm, peppers and onions and sausages.
Yep...and my Cayenne Peppers are "Smokin" this year!!!!
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