Orange is the new red?
These are from a second or third-year plant. In prior seasons, the fruit went to a full-on red stage . . . and remained on the plant. None have gone past this colour this year, and numbers of pods are hitting the ground.
Flavour at this orange stage is OK, but it's not as rich, full, fruity, or sweet as at the fully ripe, red stage.
Temperatures are hot, but that's nothing new or different in north Texas.
Any speculation about what might be going on with the plant?