What you see: Water spilling out of your pepper when you slice it open What it is: It’s hard to say for certain, but if the pepper otherwise looks fine, it
Does it matter if a pepper is part green and part red?
What you see: Areas on a red, orange or yellow pepper that are still green What it is: Just portions that are underripe, but totally edible Eat or toss?
Is that a pepper growing inside my pepper?!?
What you see: A pepper growing inside a pepper. What it is: A misfire in the pepper’s seed-making apparatus. Eat or toss? Eat! Consider this bonus pepper.
Why does this pepper look all folded and misshapen?
What you see: A pepper that looks, well, deflated. What it is: A pepper that grew up in cramped conditions. Eat or toss: Eat! This is a perfectly fine pepper;
Sometimes perfectly good peppers can have bad seeds
What you see: Dark or shriveled seeds in your pepper. What it is: Seeds that didn’t properly develop. Eat or Toss: You weren’t going to eat the seeds anyway,
Tiny scratches all over your pepper?
What you see: Little lines or scars on your bell pepper. What it is: The result of a sudden, unexpected growth spurt. Eat or toss? Eat! These are just harmless