Poivron

red and green peppers growing in a garden

Capsicum annuum ‘Bell’

Synonymes :
Poivre doux
Bell_pepper (Wikipedia)

Bell pepper
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Green, yellow, and red bell peppers
SpeciesCapsicum annuum
HeatNone
Scoville scale0 SHU

The bell pepper (also known as sweet pepper, pepper, or capsicum /ˈkæpsɪkəm/) is the fruit of plants in the Grossum cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum. Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as "sweet peppers". While they are fruitsbotanically classified as berries—they are commonly used as a vegetable ingredient or side dish.

Peppers are native to Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. Pepper seeds were imported to Spain in 1493 and then spread through Europe and Asia. The mild bell pepper cultivar was developed in the 1920s, in Szeged, Hungary. Preferred growing conditions for bell peppers include warm, moist soil in a temperature range of 21 to 29 °C (70 to 84 °F).

Bell Pepper (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

bell pepper (countable and uncountable, plural bell peppers)

  1. (US) Capsicum annuum, an edible spicy-sweet fruit, originating in the New World.

Synonyms

  • sweet pepper

Translations

References

  • bell pepper on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Capsicum annuum on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Capsicum annuum on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
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