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The Commodity Guide Page provides general product-related information and may serve as a tool to help regulatory officials identify fruits and vegetables intercepted at U.S. ports of entry. A flag ( Access Restricted to APHIS/CBP ) indicates information that is intended for and available to an APHIS/CBP audience only.
Pepper Capsicum spp. Commodity Summary
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Approved Name: Pepper 
Scientific Name(s): Capsicum spp. 
Common Name(s): aji picante, bell pepper, pepper 
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"Pepper" entered without modifiers refers to all species of Capsicum including:

  • Capsicum annuum (bell pepper, cayenne pepper, cherry pepper, chili pepper, garden pepper, Hungarian pepper, Italian sweet pepper, mango pepper, paprika pepper, pimento, red pepper, sweet red pepper, topepo)
  • Capsicum baccatum var. baccatum (cayenne pepper)
  • Capsicum cardenasii (ulupica pepper)
  • Capsicum frutescens (tabasco pepper, chili pepper, bird pepper, cayenne pepper)
  • Capsicum pubescens (rocoto pepper, apple chile)
  • Capsicum sinense (bonnet pepper)


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peppers.jpg magnify image Photograph courtesy of Cooseman's
Pepper.jpg magnify image Photograph courtesy of Cooseman's
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