Edible Peppers - Knowledgebase Question

Springfield, IL
Question by DJ0602
August 25, 1998
I recently purchased and have been growing plants from your ornamental pepper greenhouse kit. Are these peppers edible?


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Answer from NGA
August 25, 1998

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The bright, showy fruit from Solanum pseudocapsicum, the ornamental pepper, is considered poisonous. Don't attempt to eat the pepper-like fruit from this plant.

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