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How long does it take for peppers to change colors?

How long does it take for peppers to change colors?

I have some green peppers that are supposed to be yellow that have stayed the same for about a month.

What about red peppers? Do they change quicker than yellow?

(Then again maybe I was sold the wrong plant and they sold me green pepper instead of yellow pepper?)
 
Mine always seem to take forever. I typically cut them before they turn – I've read that harvesting will encourage the plant to produce more. If the pepper show a little blush of color, sometimes you can finish ripening it indoors – but keep checking. If the skin starts to wrinkle, it's drying out and you should use it ASAP.
 
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They all eventually turn color - some just take longer. Bells are usually quicker, but you will still see some very long seasons listed (the time from transplant to ripe pepper) on some of them. I have had some hots that formed full grown peppers in June, but didn't ripen until sometime into September! Needless to say I didn't grow that type again.

Dave
 

Dave    in Woodbury, NJ  zone 6B

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It does take a long time for peppers to ripen, which is why they cost so much in the market. It's worth the wait, though, since the flavor (and vitamin content) is much enhanced.
 
[hr]Jennifer in zone 10, Los Angeles, Sunset zone 22
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Hmm, I have flowers only, no (bell) peppers, on July 12th, in Missoula MT (zone 4/5). Anything I can do to hasten things along?
 
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Originally posted by magnafix:
Hmm, I have flowers only, no (bell) peppers, on July 12th, in Missoula MT (zone 4/5). Anything I can do to hasten things along?


I had flowers only until July 8. Today, July 12, I have lots of little baby peppers coming on. I'm in Zone 4, but with just a bit more sunshine at higher altitude and lower lattitude.

For me, peppers seem to do nothing for ever, then they go off with a bang and have more than I can use.
 
[i]Mulch where you can Till if you have to Weed when you must It's all part of the plan[/i].
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I have red and yellow bell pepper plants, too, and mine have also been green on the vine for a long, long time. I guess you really have to be patient!
 
Sunset Western Zone 22
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