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Old 02-17-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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OK...can someone please explain to me the significant difference in price between the green ones and the beautiful red, yellow and orange ones. I have never been able to understand this and as my luck would have it, I hate the green ones.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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The green ones are not fully ripe. Fortunately I happen to prefer them!

It costs more time and money to bring the fruit to full ripeness, and perhaps more are lost to disease or pests? I agree, the colored ones ARE very expensive!
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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The green are cheapest and have light bitter taste, the red and yellow are ripe and are sweet. BTW: There are even more rare colors of bell pepper: purple, pink, blue, rainbow, aqua, violet, maroon, white, black, and brown, depending on when they are harvested and the specific cultivar.
Bell peppers are sweeter and do not have the " heat" unlike other peppers, such as jalepeño, serrano, pasilla, habañero and others.
Like Debsi said - green ones are not fully ripe and the other color varieties have been left on the plant longer to ripen. Roasting any pepper will increase its sweetness and flavor.

Nutritionally, all peppers, sweet or hot, contain good amount of beta-carotene (Vit. A) and Vit. C.
Red peppers have 2x as much Vit. C as when they were green and 11 x more Vit.A of green bell peppers.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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OK...can someone please explain to me the significant difference in price between the green ones and the beautiful red, yellow and orange ones. I have never been able to understand this and as my luck would have it, I hate the green ones.

Do you hate the green ones because they're bitter?

If so you can roast them over an open fire and remove the skin and they won't be bitter.

busta
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Love all them peppers!! Use tons of bell's here! Great stuff! I've grown Bells, Anaheims and Serranos! I don't sense a lot of difference in colors. I'll only get varied colors if the price is good for visual appeal.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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the yellows and reds tend to be sweeter, particularly the reds. i generally prefer the green ones.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I've seen the purple ones, I couldn't convince my girlfriend that we needed to buy them. We have bought the orange, yellow, and red ones before--neither of us care for the green either.

This year, I'm going to try to grow an orange bell pepper again. We had to take the last one in because they were going to pressure wash the walls, and it died. It was only in a day or two, but all the leaves started falling off.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I only like bell peppers raw, and the red ones are my pepper of choice. Just found them at the grocery store for $.59 each. That's a bargain for red peppers. I bought 12 of them and I intend to eat all of them myself. They're a delicious, healthy snack. Oooh and they're even better dipped in ranch dip.

My parents always planted green bell peppers in our garden. Even when they were picked they always tasted bitter to me.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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I only like bell peppers raw, and the red ones are my pepper of choice. Just found them at the grocery store for $.59 each. That's a bargain for red peppers. I bought 12 of them and I intend to eat all of them myself. They're a delicious, healthy snack. Oooh and they're even better dipped in ranch dip.

My parents always planted green bell peppers in our garden. Even when they were picked they always tasted bitter to me.
I also love them raw. Can eat it like an apple

I guess, your parents picked them way to early...
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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I also love them raw. Can eat it like an apple

I guess, your parents picked them way to early...
I like to eat a Serrano along with a sandwich! Bells i like raw or cooked! Prefer cooked though except maybe in pico da gallo ..
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