why are red bell peppers so expensive?

11 Answers

    Lv 7
    1 month ago
    Best answer

    Why are RED BELL peppers so expensive ?

    "UNRIPE " fruits are typically GREEN

    RED BELL pepper are simply FULLY RIPENED "Green " peppers

    so they take a little longer on the plant are harvested later

    is waiting say 7 more days to Pick .. more LABOR ....

    . actually NO its just changes the date to market

    its an argument producers make and people accept

    there is NO LABOR in waiting

    RED BELL peppers resulting in a SWEETER flavor


    .. a product is WORTH what the buyer will PAY


    if your crop is rotting in the field its not worth much

    the REALITY is PEOPLE are willing to pay that higher price

    for the COLOR and sweetness

  • denise
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    If you buy them in multi packs they work out cheaper.

  • 4 weeks ago

    They are ripe compared to green. That means they paid rent on the farm for a longer time which you have to recoup.

  • Burgoo
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    ripening time rises cost

  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It's because of racism.

  • 4 weeks ago

    as the other answers have indicated time is a factor but also spoilage. Since red peppers are riper there is a higher % that will become damaged and begin to spoil before they reach market

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Depends on where you are buying them from 

  • 1 month ago

    First bell peppers are green, then they turn yellow, then they turn red.  So it takes longer for the bell pepper to turn red, which means more time and more money.

  • 1 month ago

    Yellow, orange and red peppers use more resources since they're harvested later, making them more expensive. ... If left on the plant to grow, green peppers would eventually turn yellow-orange then red, and their bitter bite would mellow and become sweeter.

  • 1 month ago

    Green peppers grow quicker, while colored peppers take longer. More resources and time = greater cost.

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.