Edible? - Knowledgebase Question

Cliffwood Beach, NJ
Question by Kimmers971
May 31, 1998
I recently purchased an Ornamental Pepper kit and would like to know if these peppers are the type you can eat or are they just for show as the name indicates?

Answer from NGA
May 31, 1998


Ornamental peppers, sometimes called 'Jerusalem Peppers', are not edible. In fact they are so hot that consuming even a tiny amount would be an unpleasant experience. Consider the plants and fruit strictly ornamental.

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