Asked by: Cara Biddle
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th June, 2020

How long does it take for Carolina Reaper peppers to turn red?

Carolina Reapers are supposed to take between 70 to 90 days after the transplant before maturity, but other varieties may be earlier or later (it really depends on the variety).

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Also question is, how long does it take for hot peppers to turn red?

approximately 150 days

why won't my hot peppers turn red? All bell peppers start off green and then grow to a mature size before ripening. When a pepper is fully ripe, it usually turns red. Peppers naturally ripen slowly, but they'll take even longer when the plants aren't happy. Certain varieties may never turn red at all.

In this regard, how do you know when Carolina Reaper peppers are ripe?

You can pick your Carolina Reapers while they are green, but you will get more heat and flavor from them if you wait for them to ripen. Reapers will turn bright red when they are ripe. Note that these are very hot peppers, so you may need to handle them carefully.

Do Carolina Reapers turn orange?

Carolina Reaper Appearance Even red peppers will start out as green and turn orange before becoming a deep red.

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