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?


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Answer from NGA
May 31, 1998

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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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