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Chili Pepper

Solanaceae Capsicum annuum L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

chile In Spanish, the name chili refers to any kind of pepper, but in the U. S. the term is limited to mildly pungent varieties that are mainly dried and used for flavoring other foods and for pickling. Fruits are largest skinned, up to 8 inches long and 1.5 inches broad at the top in fruited kinds.


Season, plant setting to first harvest: 2.5 months.

Production in U. S.: 11,592 acres, 1959 census.

Use: Mainly dried, used for flavoring foods, some pickled.

Part of fruit consumed: All.



Last update February 18, 1999 by ch