Capsicum is a genus of plants that have a range of names, varieties and has been in cultivation for over 5,000 years.
|This is Capsicum from Wikipedia!|
The fruit of Capsicum plants have a variety of names depending on place and type. They are commonly called chili pepper, red or green pepper in North America, or sweet pepper in Britain, and typically just "capsicum" in Australia, New Zealand, and India. The large mild form is called bell pepper in the U.S. and Canada. They are called paprika in some other countries (although paprika can also refer to the powdered spice made from various capsicum fruit). So what has the seeds got to do with this story?The seeds produced by a capsicum or pepper, red or green that you see below:
|This is Californian Wonder - red & green depending on when you pick!|
Keep an eye on the Rural ABC site listed here - Caitlyn Gribbin seems to have a handle on a lot of the North of Queensland's rural produce. Here Caitlyns website at the ABC.
So if you can't buy the local produce - sow the seeds and see if the fruit are tasty - then keep the seeds and keep the flavour going. Good luck!