VEGETABLE OF THE MONTH
Native to tropical America, capsicums then spread to Europe and have only been available in New Zealand for the past 30-40 years.
Capsicums are seed pods. They are also known in New Zealand as peppers or sweet peppers. They can be red, green, yellow, orange, white, purple-brown and lime green. Green and red come from the same plant, however yellow, orange, white and purple are different varieties. Red, orange, yellow and green capsicums are readily available. White, purple-brown and lime green capsicums have a more limited supply.