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Debrecen Uni Developing 'Space Pepper'

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Hungarian peppers could also be grown in space if the University of Debrecen's research project called Vegbox TS is successfully concluded.

Experts are carrying out several innovative space gardening developments and scientific experiments in the HUNOR-Hungarian Astronaut Program, according to hrportal.hu.

Miklós Fári, coordinator of the research and professor emeritus of Debrecen University, emphasized that the program's primary goal was to breed peppers that can grow in space conditions, in microgravity, or even in zero gravity.

He said it is important that all parts of the Hungarian space pepper could be used: its leaves are suitable for human consumption, and its stems can feed insects.

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