November 29, 2023

When to Pick Banana Peppers

If you’ve grown banana peppers, you know that they have a tangy yet sweet flavor to them. However, if you pick them too early, the flavor won’t be as strong. On the other hand, if you leave them on the plant too long they will start to rot.

In order to get the best flavor from your banana peppers, you’ll need to regularly harvest them. This way, the plant will continue to produce throughout the growing season. Plus, if you pick them regularly, the plant will have plenty of time to re-bud and grow more peppers.

One good indication that a banana pepper is ready to be harvested is its size. When the pepper reaches between 4 and 7 inches in length, it is generally ripe. Another sign of a ripe banana pepper is its color. The banana pepper’s skin will start to turn yellow when it’s ripe, but it can also be a darker orange or red.

To harvest a banana pepper, simply grab it with your fingers and give it a gentle twist. It should come off the branch easily, but if you’re worried about damaging your pepper plant, you can use clean pruning shears instead. It’s important not to bruise the peppers because this will cause them to rot faster. It’s also a good idea to harvest the banana peppers in the morning before it gets too hot outside.


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