A while back I had made a post noting that all of my bell pepper plants had either some sort of deficiency or they were over-watered in the month of June (nearly set records here for rainfall). Well, during the long, drawn out heat stretch I literally had not watered them ONCE, a stretch of about 21 days. They seemed to have recovered VERY nicely, getting lush and producing a lot of flowers now. Much to my excitement, I finally noticed one of the plants had finally pushed out a small, purple bell pepper. I attached a pic of it below. However, I can't help but notice that it is already deep purple in color. I did a little looking online for "little purple bell peppers" and every picture I had found showed them being twice as big as the one in my picture and still green. They are supposed to RIPEN to purple.
Any thoughts? Should I pick it so nutrients go into feeding the other buds? I'm desperate for bell peppers this year, given the aforementioned issue.