I planted 5 jalapeno plants this year to try my luck, and to my surprise, they not only flourished, but the peppers are quite picoso as well.
This is today's pickings alone:
Never having done this before, I've got a few concerns. For instance, do these striations mean that the plants got too much water all at once, the way tomatoes will split? Or is it some kind of disease? My husband suggests that it might have been thrips. Is it still okay to eat?
Some of the peppers are starting to get blackish spots at the top. Is that normal, or a sign of spoilage? Again, are they okay to eat?
And we can't possibly eat all these peppers at once. How do I prepare them for storage? Cut and freeze? Roast and jar in oil? Ayudame !!!