Sunday, April 23, 2006


Here is another reason to send a thank-you message to Christopher Columbus. Here is an excerpt from Nancy O'Donnell's article, In the garden, habanero is hot, hot, hot.

If you love habaneros, you might want to consider thanking Christopher Columbus as many historians believe he may be responsible for discovering these spicy little gems and introducing them to European gardeners upon his return to Spain. Today habaneros are commercially grown throughout the Yucatan where annual harvests of 1,500 tons, not pounds, tons, are the norm. (, 04/11/06.)