PEPPER - BLACK
Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
Cultivated for the fruit which is dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruits are dark red when fully ripe. Immature fruits can be picked as green pepper, black pepper is the fruit dried with the skin on and white pepper is the dried seed only. Black pepper is the worlds most widely traded spice.
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April, May, June
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Question & Answer
Will the pepper tree survive winter in Sydney? Not sure if ok to put in the ground now summer is over. Don't want to lose it over winter? From: WARRIMOO NSW
It would depend on what your frosts are like in the part of Sydney where you live because they are very sensitive to frosts. Since it is still young perhaps keep it growing on in a bigger pot that you can move to a protected position incase you do get a snap of cold morning before planting it out in Spring. But if you have a nice protected position then you would be better to plant out right away.Good Luck :) #BlackPepper3306
Customer Comments on Pepper - Black
Pepper - Black
Requires very high humidity and shaded area. Traditionally grown in India in the Western Ghats on Areca nut and other palms to provide shade | Mohan Udiavar - Sydney, NSW 21-Oct-2016
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