From my vegetable garden
From my vegetable garden series – the pepper –
The series “From my vegetable garden” shows the vegetables coming from my little vegetable garden located in Granarolo Genova. In the picture a red pepper.
The bell pepper (also known as sweet pepper) is the fruit of plants in the Grossum cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum.Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent chili varieties as “sweet peppers”. While they are fruits—botanically classified as berries—they are commonly used as a vegetable ingredient or side dish. The fruits of the Capsicum genus are categorized as chili peppers.
The name pepper was given by Europeans when Christopher Columbus brought the plant back to Europe. At that time, black pepper (peppercorns), from the unrelated plant Piper nigrum originating from India, was a highly prized condiment. The name pepper was applied in Europe to all known spices with a hot and pungent taste and was therefore extended to genus Capsicum when it was introduced from the Americas. The most commonly used name of the plant family, chile, is of Mexican origin, from the Nahuatl word chilli.
Looking at seasonality, I’m working together with Valentina and “il Bepi”.