How to Freeze Bell Peppers From the Garden

Discover how to freeze bell peppers from your garden, preserve your bell pepper crop by using this easy method for freezing vegetables.
By Mary A. Appelhof
July/August 1977
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It's pepper-picking time again already . . . which means that over the next four to eight weeks you may — at times — find yourself with more crisp, juicy green peppers on your hands than you know what to do with. Well, here is a suggestion that should help you dispose of that bumper crop.

In case you didn't know it (I didn't, until recently), peppers can be frozen. No blanching is needed . . . all you have to do is [1] slice the upper fourth of each fruit off, [2] remove the peppers' ribs and seeds, [3] place the gutted peppers — along with their tops — inside heavy plastic bags, then [4] expel the air from the bags, seal 'em up tight, and pop them into the freezer. Six months later (when supermarket pepper prices have gone through the roof) you'll have a supply of good-tasting, inexpensive garden-grown peppers as close as your freezer!

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