Frost warning - harvesting unripened peppers
First frost is due here on Friday night, so it is time for me to start pulling pepper plants in advance of that. (I have three hundred plants to harvest, so I need to start soon). Since the frost is predicted at 30Â°, I will probably leave my lightweight row-covered plants in place and hope for the best.
For those slated for pre-frost harvest, I will first harvest all ripened peppers. What is the best way to harvest unripened peppers? Do I yank the whole plant, and hang it upside down (with or without the roots)? Or should I remove the fruit from the plants and place them in a paper bag or some other magic location?