Mango & Green Peppers - Summmary

Elizabeth J. Pyatt ejp10 at PSU.EDU
Thu Oct 10 12:31:49 UTC 2002


The general consensus on the mango-green pepper issue is that the
connection was pickling. According to David Bergdahl's AmSpch note,
which he kindly sent me, mangos first arrived in the U.S. in pickle
form in the mid 19th century. Hence, in some cases other similarly
pickled fruits and vegetables, including green peppers, also became

The distribution for mango as green pepper is apparently from
Pennsylvannia through parts of Illinois including Ohio, Indiana and
parts of Kentucky.

Thanks to David Bergdahl, Joan Houston Hall, Rima McKinzey, Steve
Peter and Beverly Flanigan for their help.

Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Instructional Designer
Education Technology Services, TLT
Penn State University
ejp10 at, (814) 865-0805

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University Park, PA 16801

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