Storing Peppers

Picture of a green pepper - storing peppers
Green Bell Pepper

Selection

Before storing peppers, you want to make sure you have chosen the best ones. When selecting peppers, choose ones with bright, vivid colors and firm skin.  Avoid any with wrinkled, soft or bruised areas.

Storage

Peppers are very sensitive to cold and may be damaged stored at temperatures below 41°F (5°C).  However, they will still last about a week stored in the refrigerator.  They should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

Peppers will last longer if they are kept dry.  Don’t wash the peppers before storing them.

Green bell peppers will usually last longer than red bell peppers.

Chili peppers have a much longer shelf life than sweet bell peppers.  You can store unwashed ripe chili peppers in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Store peppers for about 1 week.

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