The peppers are growing fairly well this year. But this plant caught my eye. The jalapeño on the plant matches the size of the plant! Instead of letting the pepper ripen, I clipped it off and used it in salsa. The little plant clearly needs to put its energy and time into growing a strong root system and a bit more height.
I'll check the rest of the pepper plants today for similar fruit-efforts. I don't mind waiting a few more weeks, I'd rather have a plant that can actually support the weight of its sweet/spicy peppers!