Peppers are a popular crop in the home garden, especially in Louisiana. These colorful fruit range from sweet and mild to hot in flavor.
Bell peppers were grown at Burden to determine a good-quality sweet peppers that readily matured into a color other than green.
The pepper (Capsicum spp) originated in Mexico and surrounding areas of Central America. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C and calcium. An important crop in commercial vegetable production, peppers have disease problems with which growers must be concerned.
(For Release On Or After 03/18/05) Louisianans have appreciated the enjoyable qualities of spicy foods for generations, and peppers from your backyard garden can help contribute to that.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture