This vegetable papercraft is the Bell Pepper (aka sweet pepper, pepper or capsicum), a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum, the paper model was designed by Sasatoku. Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange and green. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as "sweet peppers". Peppers are native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America. Pepper seeds were later carried to Spain in 1493 and from there spread to other European, African and Asian countries. Today, China is the world's largest pepper producer, followed by Mexico.
Ideal growing conditions for bell peppers include warm soil, ideally between 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit, that is kept moist but not waterlogged. Bell peppers are sensitive to an abundance of moisture and excessive temperatures.
The color can be green, red, yellow, orange and more rarely, white, rainbow and purple, depending on the variety of pepper. Red, yellow, and orange peppers all come from different seeds and are different cultivars of pepper. Red peppers are simply ripened green peppers. Green peppers are less sweet and slightly more bitter than yellow or orange peppers, with red bell peppers being the sweetest. The taste of ripe peppers can also vary with growing conditions and post-harvest storage treatment; the sweetest are fruit allowed to ripen fully on the plant in full sunshine, while fruit harvested green and after-ripened in storage are less sweet. For more information of the Bell Pepper please click here.