Bell pepper is a fruit vegetable, originating from Central and South-America, yet nowadays the best quality can be found in Dutch greenhouses. Bell peppers come, just as peppers, in various colours, shapes, flavours and sizes. The green paprika has a fresh, spicy flavour, whereas the red, yellow and orange fruit are somewhat sweet. The green bell pepper is actually the unripe fruit which, depending on the species, is to become red, orange or yellow. Bell pepper contains large quantities of vitamin C. They are now also available in very small size with an extra sweet flavour, especially as a responsible (children’s) snack!
Netherlands: March - October
Spain: October - March