Redder peppers tend to be hotter. If a hot pepper plant is under stress, such as from drought or poor sunlight exposure, the ripening process could be slowed until proper conditions exist.
It was necessary, though, because the weather is calling for frost and frost will destroy anything that is left.Sure, they are still edible, but they have a raw, green flavor that some may not enjoy. Its the end of the chili pepper harvesting season and Ive just pulled all of the remaining peppers off the plants. Habaneros, like many peppers, take a long time to ripen, but they're worth the wait if you are eager to make fiery.
The problem now, though, is Im stuck with a bag load of green, unripe chili peppers.The ripe fruit will speed the ripening process and your peppers and tomatoes should ripen in a week or longer. Yes, you can still ripen unripe peppers youve pulled from your pepper plants due to frost or other reasons. Hungarian pepper plants produce peppers that change color as the pepper matures, creating a new flavor profile as the pepper grows and ripens. Overwintering Your Pepper Plants. How to Ripen Hungarian Peppers. Peppers will initially appear green and turn red or orange as they ripen.