Pepper - Black

Piper nigrum

Black Pepper Vine By Scot Nelson [Public Domain Mark 1.0] (Photo Credits)

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.

$19.90 ($19.75-$29.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Pepper - Black

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June

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Pepper - Black Reviews & Tips

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Mohan Udiavar
5y ago

Sydney, NSW, Australia

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

★★★★★ 5y ago

HOME HILL, QLD, Australia

Purchase from Daleys not long back and the vine has more than doubled its size in a very short time. Hope to see some fruit in the first year or so.

★★★★ 7y ago

Redcliffe, Qld, Australia

Easy to grow, requires little attention and takes up a shady spot.  You can easily process the peppercorns, I get a small amount of pepper each year (dry weight of 68g this year) very strong flavour.The peppercorns can be planted but you get very low ...

★★★ 10y ago


Bought off ebay as seedling not long ago and planted in pot and had it inside but didn't do well.  I put it outside under the front verander which is west facing and getting all the afternoon sun.  So far it's still alive.

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