Good crop of chillies but when will I know they are ready?

I have a very good crop of chillies but how will I know when to pick them?

I pollinated the flowers by finger virtually every third day. Worked very well.


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Hi and Welcome to the community @bobby1951

Most chilies are ripe when they are fully red (or yellow).

What kind of chili are you growing? If possible, please also add a pic of your plants.

Hi Mirjam

Many thanks for your quick reply.

They are red chillies – photo attached



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They look good and may need a couple of more weeks to become fully red and mature.

Meanwhile, you may remove debris and some of the leaves that are yellowing- removing some of the largest leaves also encourages the fruits to mature faster.