Peppers Post Harvest Handling and Storage (2001) - 2 pages
Peppers mature through three distinct stages during development namely, immature green,
mature green and mature red. From immature green to mature green, pepper fruit increase in
firmness and pungency and the cell walls thicken. No change in colour occurs. Mature green
peppers are horticulturally mature and can be consumed fresh or in processed form (eg. canned). Harvesting immature green peppers results in poor colour and flavour, low yields and short lifespan.
Harvesting, Handling & Storage