jalapeno turned black

matthew18(5)September 27, 2012

Somne of the jalapenos I picked recently had turned partially black. I'd like to cann and or eat them soon. Are they safe? Any idea why ther are black?

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

It's normal and yes they are safe. All Jalapenos will eventually turn to a shade of dark red-black to black if given enough time to ripen and mature. It is just that most folks pick them as green or light red.


    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 2:00PM
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    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 2:53PM
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They tend to be much hotter when they are black! I'm having a horrible problem with ants on my jalapenos. I've never had this before but when I pick the peppers, I'm being eaten alive by ants. They are on the plants and when I reach down and get a pepper, I also get an ant or two or three. I've never seen anything like it - I would think the heat would make this plant undesireable for ants. Does anyone know if water and dish soap deter the little buggers?

    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 7:09PM
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