When to pick a pepper?
I'm brand spanking new to pepper growing. I've never picked peppers, never really bought peppers, and I've never seen peppers grow before.
I sowed a whole bunch of plants, and bought a whole bunch of plants. The ones I sowed I marked w/ tags written w/ a sharpie pen - well that faded and now I have a bunch of blank markers.
The ones I bought, I kept the little tag thingies, but they frequently get knocked out of the ground by rabbit traffic and I find them scattered everywhere.
So, I've got about 3 dozen plants and I have only a faint Idea of whats what.
Many are producing fruit right now, and I don't know when to pick.
When should fruit be harvested? does the plant give you a sign that the fruit is mature? other than color?
And are peppers best left to mature on the plant? I've only grown tomatoes before, and I typically pick toms 2-4 days early.