Green peppers

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Hears The Water, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. Hears The Water

    Hears The Water Well-Known Member Supporter

    Messages:
    3,582
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2002
    Location:
    S.W. MO
    Hi, silly question but hubby and I are confused. Are green peppers just immature peppers of another color like red, yellow or orange? I am looking at the new Baker's Creek catalog and they list yellow, orange, red, and then also a green pepper. I thought that they are the same as the colored ones just not turned yet. Someone please enlighten me.
    God bless you and yours
    Debbie
     
  2. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

    Messages:
    4,588
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    The Quiet Corner of CT
    You got it right. They start out green and turn colors at maturity. There are a few that are brownish or pale cream before turning colors, but most are green.
     

  3. piddler

    piddler Member

    Messages:
    14
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2005
    Location:
    Virginia
    I guess it depends on the type of pepper you have, but all the ones that I have ever planted, have turned red at maturity...but believe me...not too many got a chance to turn another color. We love green peppers at our house.
    piddler
     
  4. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,700
    Joined:
    May 11, 2002
    Location:
    Missouri
    You Are Right. I Will Have To Remember To Ask Them At Baker Creek When I Go There In The Spring, Why They List A Red Pepper. I Can Understand The Yellow And Purple, But All The Others Turn Red Sooner Or Later.
     
  5. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

    Messages:
    4,588
    Joined:
    May 10, 2002
    Location:
    The Quiet Corner of CT
    in addition to yellow and purple, I've seen white, orange, brown and lilac. since i live in a tiny world here, i bet there are others as well. What a funky salad all those would make :D