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?

Answer from NGA
August 25, 1998


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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