I just started a raised bed garden.

I know when tomatoes are ready to be picked, but how do I know when my one pepper is ready for picking?



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Mainly when the pepper had reached it's maximum size. Some peppers also change colors. There stem coming off of the fruit will turn slightly brown. Also hardness is a factor. If it is starting to soften, then you know it is ready to be picked.

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    And (IIRC, I don't like them so I don't grow them) no normal bell pepper is a green pepper (some of the hot peppers are) - they are just literally picked underripe and marketing has caused them to be an accepted things in parts of the world.
    – Ecnerwal
    Jul 28, 2022 at 23:01
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    When picked "green" they have a different flavor than when ripe ( red, or yellow, or other color).so it is more a factor of what flavor you prefer as to when to pick. Jul 29, 2022 at 16:26

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