Cherry peppers not changing color and skin cracking

I live in Ohio and have a container garden. This is the first time I've had any peppers other than green. My sweet cherry peppers are growing but are stalled at green. I've left them on the plant waiting for them to change to red, but the skin is cracking. Is this normal? Should I leave them on and wait longer or is there a problem with the plant? If they do change color eventually, they won't be smooth and "pretty". Will they taste ok? Any ideas?
Submitted by mnmzchic

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. Without being able ot see your peppers, I can't say for sure what's going on. Has the weather rbeen unusual lately? That can have a big effect on the way peppers ripen, especially if it's been hotter, colder, or wetter than normal.

 

It's not uncommon for peppers to get kind of a ridged, crackled-looking texture as they ripen. This doesn't affect the flavor in any way.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com


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