Question of the Day: When to pick red bell peppers?
Quick Answer: Under favorable climate conditions, you should be able to pick red bell peppers within a week of them entirely changing color.
All bell peppers start green, and some will always be green, even fully matured. However, the majority of bell peppers will change colors as they ripen.
You can tell red bell peppers are fully matured by their color shift. The best practice for the sweetest and most nutritious red bell peppers is to leave them on the vine until they turn entirely red and wait one more week.
Pro tip: Use pruning shears to harvest red bell peppers. It causes less stress to the plant and helps them stay healthy.