Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Plant Height: 13 feet
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Uses: Culinary Herb
Edible Parts: Fruit

Emerging Black Pepper vine

Looking for Magic:  Black PepperLooking for Magic: Black Pepper
September 25, 2012

Aunt Bett always said, "Look for the magic that hides in plants, look real close and you'll find it." We get so used to seeing condiments at every meal, sometimes we don't even notice them and we certainly never think of the plants that are their source. Most of them provide nutrition our bodies need, whether we realize it or not. So is black pepper magic? Surely not. Oh, but let's take a closer look.

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Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 17, 2016 12:46 PM

National flower of Liberia.

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Plant Events from our members
CommonCents On November 2, 2015 Transplanted
Put one of my two plants from Eldon Tropicals into a 12" (5 gallon) planter pot in a hanging planter. Looks great!!!
CommonCents On October 31, 2015 Obtained plant
Obtained two plants from Eldon Tropicals in Ocala FL. Awesome deal for awesome plants.
CommonCents On October 13, 2015 Seeds sown
Seeds obtained from eBay. Looked like ordinary black peppercorns. I wonder if they are viable. Planted in seed starters, kept in "window box" container under grow/seed starting lights with plastic wrap over top to maintain high humidity and on heating pad to keep things warm. Kept in "tropical room" with heat currently at 78f
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