Are Ornamental Peppers Edible? - Knowledgebase Question

Johnstown, OH
Question by dwalton73
August 27, 2000
I purchased an ornamental pepper plant named Medusa (the peppers look like what you would find in hot Chinese food) and I'm wondering -- are the peppers edible?

Answer from NGA
August 27, 2000


Ornamental pepper varieties are edible, but they are usually very, very, VERY hot. Use extreme caution.

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