Black pepper

This woody vine is cultivated for its fruit, the peppercorn, which is universally used as a spice.
$15.00
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Black pepper

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The black pepper plant grows best in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade. It can be planted prior the rainy season and can grow up to 4 metres in height on supporting poles or trellises. It produces alternately arranged, glossy, green leaves and the fruits (drupes) are about 5mm in diameter containing a stone which encloses a single pepper seed. The peppercorns have an aromatic odour and hot, pungent taste. Black pepper plants begin bearing fruits from 2 – 5 years after planting and the dried fruit is popularly used as a spice or seasoning in food preparation.

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$15.00

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Scientific Name

Piper nigrum

Product Type

Plant

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St Augustine Nurseries

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