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Old 07-08-2013, 03:16 PM
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I am growing Super Chilies and they seem to be doing quite well. They are all green right now. They are in the process of turning red(?). They seem to be all turning a shade of brown first. As I am new to growing chilies, my question is, is this normal or are they slowly rotting? Any help would be grateful.

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I am growing Super Chilies and they seem to be doing quite well. They are all green right now. They are in the process of turning red(?). They seem to be all turning a shade of brown first. As I am new to growing chilies, my question is, is this normal or are they slowly rotting? Any help would be grateful.

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I've never personally grown them, but with the super chilies, you can harvest when they start going from green to brown, or you can let them go red. I believe they go from green to brown to red.

It's pretty normal with most peppers that go green to red... brown is in the middle (ever mixed green and red paint?). They aren't rotting, the only peppers I know that are really susceptible to that are green peppers.

I would pick a few and see how they taste, peppers can really be harvested at any time.
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This is what I am talking about....


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I have a bush of very similar chilis. The brown color change is normal. As the fruits mature, they'll turn red. Some of the peppers on my plant go from brown to purple to red.
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That brown is normal. You could probably eat a few of these peppers right now, and one pepper by itself could go a long way. I like to place some super skinny slices on my hamburger or sandwich. This year I am growing cherry bombs and jalepenos, but not too many. There was a time when I would put out 40 or more plants and harvest peppers by the bushel. Nothing like raw hot peppers to clear the sinuses!
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Ron, something is seriously wrong. You need to pick them all and eat them as quickly as possible!
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Dave, they look real good now as most are bright red. Almost ready. Making jelly out of some. Got Ghost peppers growing too.

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LOL Ron I watched videos on Youtube recently about ppl trying to eat as many as they could. They were in some serious hurt.
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I'd love to have some ghost peppers to ferment... I've never played around with fermenting them, but have used fresh ones to a lot of good success.

Anyway, enjoy your chilies. My habaneros are full with fruit, some jalapenos are being harvested some are waiting to go red and I'll be making hot sauce in no time.
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