The red pointy peppers did really well this year and the orange block shape were good too. All sliced and into the freezer now. I don't blanche them but always use stir-fried or cooked - haven't been ill yet - touch wood!
This is my very last one, I've given up waiting for it to turn red now the weather has got colder.
And of course had to look up the history in my little book " A Potted History of Vegetables".