color doesn't effect the heat, in my book. but picking time would depend on
the type.......and the size........
do you have peppers yet? if so, what do they look like? i could tell you
more based upon description.
excuse my typing skills tonight. typing in dark while holding baby!
Yep, I have two so far. They are ping pong ball size and bell-pepper
green. They have a bit of a tip to them but it is rounded, not pointy
sharp. All I remember is that they are supposed to be REALLY hot. I don't
think they are jalapeno tho'.
They are supposed to be hottest at maturity. If they are green, try the
heat, if too hot lose the seeds. If they are red and too hot, lose the
seeds. If they are round, with a pointy tip and orange, buckle up. One
quarter to one half as you go. Don't eat too many as you will hate
yourself in the morning.
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
well, that sounds like it rules out tabasco, banana, and cayenne. habanero
maybe? they are suppose to hotter than jalapeno. or possibly the famous
"peter pepper" - but don't think it would be those, they are short and
rounded, but get to be about 2-3 inches long. are you sure they were hot
peppers, and not bell peppers?? lol
There are a *really* large number of hot pepper varieties (especially
someplace like a farmer's market or seed catalog).
We're growing about 5 or 10 this year. And only one or two (if that)
are the well-known ones like those mentioned above.
Cherry peppers? I've seen two different type of ping pong ball shape and
size peppers at the store, one called Cherry pepper, and the other I don't
recall the name ATM.
Peppers also get sweeter as they mature. Don't almost all peppers turn
red/yellow/purple as they mature?
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.