how to make Pepperoncini's hot?
This is the first year growing peppers. The two pepperoncini plants I grew are healthy and seemed to blossom and fruit pretty easily. As the season progressed they got nice and big and green. The first ones started to turn red then get ugly. I heard they were supposed to turn yellow when ripe so I let a bunch go. They just went from green to red. Now that it's getting cold out I figure there's not much time left. I picked some green and red ones to taste raw. Neither were hot. In fact they tasted like their bell pepper counterparts. Is there anything I'm supposed to do or is there certain type of weather required to get them hot? Is it the pickling process that gives them heat? I did plant them a little late so not sure if that has to do with it.