What's the best way to dry habaneros so they don't turn black? In a dehydrator they turned beige and mushy and on a ristra they would get these black lines or turn black. We're here in the South Valley, this is our first year of growing them and had a great crop but are now losing them.
Thanks for any help,
You are not leaving them in the dehydrator long enough, but there's not much that you can do about the fading color. While we still have some heat, cut them in half lengthwise and put them on a flat metal pan. Cover with cheesecloth and place in the direct sun each day until they are brittle.