Growing Black Pepper - Knowledgebase Question

Mason City, IA
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Question by jgaudino
December 25, 1997
I would like to try to grow black pepper (from which to grind my own black pepper). Can I grow it in Iowa?

Answer from NGA
December 25, 1997
Piper nigrum is a tropical vine that must be grown in a greenhouse in your area. If you have a heated greenhouse, it would be fun to experiment with this plant.

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