Origin: Portugal via Brazil
OrganicLea Heat Rating: 4
Brought back by Mary Garvie, an OrganincLea grower, who found them grown and sold extensively in the part of Portugal she was visiting. There they are used to decorate Christmas trees, hence the “Christmas Bell” name, though some people think they look more like flying saucers! 3 cm long and 3-4 cm wide.
Photo by Bonnie James used under Creative Commons license,