Bell Pepper – Sweet Pepper

Bell Peppers, so named for their squat, blocky, bell share, also called Sweet Peppers, because they lack the heat producing compound common in hot peppers, all start out green and then ripen to red, yellow, or orange peppers. The color changes and their sweetness increases depending on how long they’re allowed to ripen on the vine. Green peppers contain less vitamin C than their more brightly colored counterparts, although we would hardly call them deficient because they contain twice as much vitamin C, by weight, than the equivalent of citrus.

Eros Snack Pepper
Cupid Snack Pepper

Eros and Cupid are two new snack pepper varieties we are growing on our farm this year. Snack peppers are mini-sized bell peppers

Storage and Selection: Choose bell peppers that are heavy for their size and that have bright, tight, smooth, glossy skin. Because they are prone to mold and wrinkling, store in a paper bag in the crisper up to 1 week.

Information from: The Produce Bible by Leanne Kitchen

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