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General Produce

Bell Peppers, Red

Red Bell Peppers

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Extra Large
  • Jumbo
Common Packs:

5-, 10-, 15-, and 25-lb., as well as 1 1/9 bushel packs.


  • Choice
  • Chopper
Receiving Inspecting:

Good quality sweet peppers should be firm, fresh-looking, and brightly colored. Avoid peppers that appear shriveled, dull-looking, or pitted.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 45-50° F/7-10° C
  • 85-95% relative humidity
8 to 10 days.

Sweet peppers are sensitive to ethylene gas; exposure to the gas will cause a color change in the peppers. Store away from ethylene-producing fruits and ripening rooms.

Pitting and accelerated decay are indications of chill injury.

Shriveling can occur if peppers are exposed to strong drafts. For best quality, store away from areas with drafts or high air circulation.

Usage Ideas:

  • Fill roasted red and yellow bell peppers with basil-flavored quinoa salad.
  • Sauté green, red, and yellow bell peppers with onion strips and oregano; serve in hoagie buns with sausages, chopped steak, or hot dogs.