The Story of Beaver Dam
This pepper is from Hungary but was brought to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin around 1912 by the Joe Hussli family. Florence Hussli recommends adding sliced rings to cheese and bologna sandwiches or using them for stuffed peppers.
Pepper species are native to the Americas and have been cultivated for thousands of years. The Spanish and Portuguese brought them back to Europe and to their colonies in Africa and Asia. From there peppers continued to spread and develop.
The chemical in hot peppers that causes a burning sensation is known as capsaicin and can be found in the highest concentration in the white pith around the seeds.