Or when the color starts to change showing maturity????Paquebot said:If the plants look healthy and with bright green leaves, it sound like the fruit simply isn't mature enough to have thick walls yet. It seems that no matter what the conditions are, the fruit comes first at the expense of the leaves. Thus I always tell people that if the leaves are a healthy color, don't worry about the size of the plant. Maybe it also takes a lot of years of experience but I can stand 10' from a green pepper plant and tell if the fruit is ready to eat. It just has a certain "shine" to it. You can also use a gentle squeeze. If the walls have any give to them, the fruit isn't ready to pick. You can also "plink" them with your finger. Should sound hollow.
That would be one way to explain it but hard to explain a color in words. Most unripe green peppers are a deep shiny green and you can only see the skin. When they are ripe, there is a sort of opaqueness to them. That is, looking at they just right, there is a slight transparency as if the skin has become colorless. I've never heard it described that way but that's basically what it is.Windy in Kansas said:Or when the color starts to change showing maturity????