More than you ever wanted to know about chile!

You’ve heard/read about the Kew Gardens, or Royal Botanical Gardens.

Well, believe it or not, they grow chile peppers too, from all over the world. They had a chile plant from Mexico in 1857, and from Cuba in 1821. Lots of information, including the name of the person who first collected the specimen plants for the Gardens.
Take a look at just the first page of photos etc. here:;jsessionid=7E5E5B1AA6EEE7BF9BD7E9B0523E23C5?homePageSearchText=capsicum&x=0&y=0&homePageSearchOption=scientific_name&nameOfSearchPage=home_page

Enjoy – and, as they say, pip pip!


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