Just like bell peppers, to which it is related, the capsicum belongs to the Solanaceae family. In spite of being native to the Americas, it is nowadaysy cultivated throughout the entire world. It includes almost 50 species of plants, both perennial and annual. The plants look like shrubs with light-green leaves which can vary in height from 40 to 80 cm depending on the variety. The plant’s resistance to cold and hot climate also depends on the variety. Fructification starts during the summer and lasts until autumn.