Harvested first red bell pepper today!

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Yana

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Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« on: September 26, 2013, 08:10 »
It's taken forever, but well worth the wait......
After harvesting loads of green bell peppers over quite a few weeks, today I picked the first (hopefully of many more) completely red bell pepper from the greenhouse. There are more on the plants so I hope that I shall be picking more very soon.  :D   :D
Anyone else had to wait this long for the first red pepper??
I have my own cement mixer and not afraid to use it!!

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mumofstig

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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2013, 08:41 »
You wouldn't have had to wait as long if you had let some of the earlier green ones ripen  :lol: It's a balancing act between picking lots of green ones, which keeps them coming, to a certain extent, and leaving some to ripen.

I usually start picking reds in mid August, but don't pick many green ;)
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=87600.msg1084251#msg1084251
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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2013, 09:16 »
I'm still waiting. Have had a couple but their bottoms have gone rotten.  :(

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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2013, 09:20 »
None of my bell pepper plants lived, but I do have chillies and corno de toro, of which I am just picking the red ones. 

I even sowed them earlier too!  :(

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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 16:41 »
You wouldn't have had to wait as long if you had let some of the earlier green ones ripen  :lol: It's a balancing act between picking lots of green ones, which keeps them coming, to a certain extent, and leaving some to ripen.

I usually start picking reds in mid August, but don't pick many green ;)
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=87600.msg1084251#msg1084251
I didn't know that  :(
I shall have to be more patient next year and not pick so many green ones and wait for the rest to go rd.
Thanks Mum.

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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2013, 10:14 »
Still waiting and hoping for my corno de toro to turn red.Seed in propagator 5 mar. planted in P/T 8May.
Bish

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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2013, 14:08 »
I've harvested about 6 or 7 from 3 different plants  :D.  Some of my plants didn't make it and some I gave away!  The first ones suffered blossom end rot but the latter ones have been ok... I didn't think to pick some green to promote more to grow... oh well :)

Hannah :)

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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2013, 15:31 »
Will they ripen on a window cill like toms do?
Bish

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mumofstig

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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2013, 15:32 »
not for me they don't  :(

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Re: Harvested first red bell pepper today!
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2013, 17:14 »
recommended varieties please for a new PT owner. 

TIA

Adri



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