Q: Dear Dave,
Thanks for all you do; your site is a great resource! I have a question about the heat levels of ripe peppers versus green peppers. Is one hotter than the other? If so, does it make a difference whether the pepper ripens on or off the plant?
Thank you for your time,
A: Hello Angie:
Thanks for your kind words. The heat level peaks when the pod is mature, but it doesn’t matter if it ripens on or off the plant.