I think the reason you wait until they outside is not green is so the fruit can dry out some. I have picked many while the husk was green and never had any problems. You still have to make sure they are dry enough which sometimes takes a long time.
Sorry everyone I haven't had much time to blog. Work's crazy (both jobs) school's worse and then the house. My husband is now calling himself the house bitch! Life's crazy.
Tina next time you come down stop by the house and I will show you around. Hopefully my house bitch has it clean!