A green leafy vine growing as a ground cover or small climber. Dried fruits are the black and white pepper of commerce.
Seeds are not available for the Pepper. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in November 2014.
A branching, woody vine that is a climber. Pepper can be trained across trellises or can climb other plants, walls, etc.
Hardy to 32F although growth will retard and damage may occur below 40F.
It prefers a warm humid atmosphere with 50-100" of rain per year and a mean temperature from 75-80F. Blooming usually occurs in late summer or after periods of heavy rainfall. Fruits ripen 3-4 months later.
By seeds, divisions.
Dried, unripe fruits form black pepper, used as a spice worldwide. Ripe, peeled, dried fruits form white pepper, also used as a spice.
Native to the humid tropics of southwestern India. Pepper is now cultivated worldwide.
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