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Old 02-14-2007, 06:11 PM   #11
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GB was right on, green bell peppers are just the unripe version of the others.

The color of the others just reflects the variety, or cultivar, of the plant it was grown on.

They are less expensive, I suppose, because letting the green pepper ripen prevents another one from being started.
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:26 PM   #12
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I'm a pepper, he's a pepper, she's a pepper, we're a pepper. Wouldn't you like to be a pepper too?
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:07 PM   #13
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GB was right on, green bell peppers are just the unripe version of the others.

The color of the others just reflects the variety, or cultivar, of the plant it was grown on.

They are less expensive, I suppose, because letting the green pepper ripen prevents another one from being started.
While all green bell peppers will ripen to red, the new cultivars that we are seeing in the stores now-a-days are especially bred to turn more quickly.

The reason the peppers are so expensive is that the price of the seed for these new hybrids is sky-high. Also, the hybrids don't germinate as easily, another factor in the price. When I had the greenhouses, I sold green bell peppers in 4 paks and the red bells in individual pots for the same price.

One thing I haven't seen mentioned here...the red and deep orange peppers have like twice the vitamin C of an orange.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:17 PM   #14
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Well - apart from the fact that the colored peppers make many dishes - obviously - more colorful, they don't make me BURP. LOL!!!

As far as price - if you have a garden, or even a place for potted plants, you can EASILY grow your own colored peppers. I grow a variety every year & end up with enough to use fresh, as well as freeze for use during the winter.
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:41 PM   #15
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Well - apart from the fact that the colored peppers make many dishes - obviously - more colorful, they don't make me BURP. LOL!!!

As far as price - if you have a garden, or even a place for potted plants, you can EASILY grow your own colored peppers. I grow a variety every year & end up with enough to use fresh, as well as freeze for use during the winter.
That's what I have been thinking, but it's gonna have to wait till I have a place of my own. I don't trust the animals in my house, nor the animals in her house. My cats and dog would end up knocking it over and killing it and her brothers would throw something after losing a football game on the PS3 and break our plants.

I saw this thing somewhere, I don't remember if it was L'NT or where it was, but it was a thing about 18-20" by 10-12" that you can use to grow herbs. Supposedly you could grow them 3 times faster than in a normal garden and do it from inside your house. Anyone know what I'm talking about or was it just a really wacked out dream I had???
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Old 02-14-2007, 07:59 PM   #16
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No, you're right. I've seen those too. I think some people use them to grow "other" herbs.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:40 PM   #17
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No, you're right. I've seen those too. I think some people use them to grow "other" herbs.
Maybe start them. They get too big to grow in that thing. Not that I know how big they get.

I gotta ask my wife, but I think it was at linens and things.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:52 PM   #18
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The different colors are nice for the color contrasts they can bring to a dish - but they also do have some subtle flavor differences ... really more a matter of pungency than sweetness IMHO - unless sweetness is ment to be the guage for the absence of pungency.

Fortunately - these are easy to keep straight if you think of the order of the colors in a traffic light ... red, yellow, green. Starting at the top - red is the least pungent, yellow and orange fall in the middle, and green is the most pungent.
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Fortunately - these are easy to keep straight if you think of the order of the colors in a traffic light ... red, yellow, green. Starting at the top - red is the least pungent, yellow and orange fall in the middle, and green is the most pungent.
Good! I was planning on using a red one!
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I actually find yellow and orange to be much less pungent than red personally.
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