Bell Pepper

What to Look For

Choose bell peppers that are firm with uniform size, shape and colour. Avoid growth cracks, decay or sunburn.

Ideal Storage

  • 7.5­°C
  • 95-100% Relative Humidity

Pepper firmness is directly related to water loss. Peppers stored above 7.5°C will be more susceptible to water loss and star to shrivel. Peppers can keep for 2-3 weeks under optimum conditions. Ripe and coloured peppers are less sensitive to chilling injury compared to green peppers. 

Bell peppers do not respond much at all to ethylene exposure.