Peppers are a member of the nightshade family. Only the fruit is edible. There are many varieties of peppers, from the extremely mild bell pepper to the moderately hot chili peppers to the too-hot-to-eat-except-certain-crazy-people scorpion peppers.
This is a small, red pepper, used to add flavour to meals of all kinds. It has a small twig still hanging from its thicker end, and that combined with a healthy colour and enticing earthy smell gives the impression that this vegetable is right from the patch.
Peppers (red) can be found in the following locations: