Ok, was just out in my garden, picking some japs so I could quickly make some poppers on the grill. All my big japs, have the lines/streaks on the skin, I think maybe overripe? But they are still green and about 3-3 1/2 inches long. Bit into them, zero heat. I mean nothing. I think it would be safe to rub them on your eyes. Bell peppers are hotter than these. So I went back out, picked a few little ones, about 1 1/2 long. One bite and my lips and tongue went numb with pain. What gives? Did I let my japs get to large or leave them on the plant too long?