What Is the Difference Between a Green Pepper and a Red Pepper?

Pepper can be either green or red. You can eat peppers raw in salads, or you can cook them.

When this marvelous fruit is picked early, it is a beautiful shade of green. If the farmer lets the pepper stay on the vine for a longer time, it turns red. A red pepper isn’t at all hot. It is sweet. In fact, it is much sweeter red than green.

Most people who cook red peppers make them into a wonderful relish that tastes great on hamburgers and other meats. Most common peppers are about the size of an apple, but Italian peppers are smaller and are shaped like a carrot.

The Italian peppers are sometimes called fryers because they taste great when they are fried.

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  • Debbie

    I purchase 4 pepper plants and the tag said 2 green and 2 red but the plants were not marked. The plants are growing beautifully and I have a few green peppers but how do I know what plants are the 2 red bell peppers……