Canned Hot Peppers - pick'em RED!

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    This year I waited until the majority of my peppers were red before I canned them. They definitely have a sweeter and richer flavor when done this way. The seranos were the best! first time I ever let them go red. I also dehydrated a bunch and sent them through the coffee grinder for some nice powder. Great on eggs in the morning.

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    Gee . Thanks. Now you made me think I have to pick my peppers . LOL
     
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    I have those little ornamental peppers in pots in all colors. Can they be canned or just ornamental?
     
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    Snappy you can use your own judgement but I just let mine be ornamental. My friend made pepper sauce out of his and it was extremely hot. Of course it is pretty in the jar.
     
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    Well, all they do is look pretty now, so I may give the sauce a try. Then they can look pretty on a shelf because I don't think I could use it if really hot!
     
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    Those sure do look pretty! I let my cayenne and tobacco peppers turn red before I pick them, even a few of my jalapenos because I like the mixture of red and green in the jars. I have pickled some, candied some, & some hot pepper sauce but mainly I have just been dehydrating whole. That way I can just rehydrate when need it or I powder for seasonings.
     
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    I've never understood why some people pick em green, I think they are much better fully red/ripe :) (I never thought of the color mix in the jars.)
     

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