It started as a seed in a small plastic pot. Germinated on Lou's kitchen window and look at it now. Nurtured well and strong thankfully. Not quite twice Em's height.
From Bob Carrick's flying club pal - a fair crop. Still green.
Simon Barnes curation - originally a Mexico plant, with an Aztec name. A fruit (like peppers, cucumber and green beans) in the nightshade family like potatoes. Around 1500, came to Europe with Cortez more as an ornament. Porugese traders introduced it to India and China.
Heinz started ketchup in 1876, with sugar and vinegar.
Subject of a Gershwin song 'Let's call the whole thing off.'