The pepper, whether sweet or chili, is nearly as popular as the tomato in the heart of the American gardener. There are myriad ways to use and prepare peppers for the table. One of the few foods used as meal, side dish and seasoning

  • Chili Peppers

    Chili Peppers (3)

    Chilis are from the genus Capsicum which are members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Chili peppers are widely used in many cuisines as a spice to add heat to dishes. Peppers are believed to be one of the first plants to have been domesticated, over 6000 years ago.
  • Sweet Peppers

    Sweet Peppers (2)

    Sweet peppers are plump, bell shaped vegetables that usually feature either three or four lobes. There are also other varieties that have a more tapered shape and no distinguishing lobes. Sweet peppers usually range in size from two to five inches in diameter and two to six inches in length. Inside the thick flesh is an inner cavity with edible bitter seeds and a white spongy core.