Top Questions About Peppercorn Plants

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Questions About Peppercorn Plants

Asked by
marian on
August 4, 2011

Q. How to Grow Black Peppercorns

I have bought a packet of black pepper seeds today and would like to know how to grow them in the UK. The seeds are Italian and recommend sowing in March, April, May and June, and harvesting from June onwards. If they are perennials, does the planting time have a bearing on the fruiting time? Do I need to keep them in a greenhouse, and if so, at what temperature?

Answered by
Heather on
August 5, 2011
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They are perennials. And planting in those months gives you the best chance for germination. It is unlikely you will be able to harvest any the first season though. They will need to be in a greenhouse as they cannot take any cold what-so-ever. This article will be helpful: https://www.ehow.com/how_5413396_grow-black-pepper-peppercorns.html

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Asked by
Goody on
March 21, 2015

Q. Peppercorn plant

I am ordering a peppercorn plant or vine. I would like to know what size pot I should use or what should I plant it in?

Answered by
shelley on
March 21, 2015
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Peppercorn Vines require an adequate size pot for root development. I recommend a glazed or raw terra cotta pot 18-24" (or more) inches in diameter and 20" (or more) in height, with adequate drain holes. Keep in mind the vine will require a trellis for support.

For more information on peppercorn plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/peppercorn/how-to-grow-peppercorns.htm

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Asked by
hema_1212 on
October 9, 2015

Q. How to identify pepper plant

I have a plant that looks similar to peppercorn plant. But I am not sure if they are peppers or not. They had sprouted in my garden on their own. How to check if they are black pepper corn plant or not.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 11, 2015
Certified Expert
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I agree that this looks like the leaf structure and pattern of the Peppercorn plant.
Until it forms the pepper seeds you will not be sure.

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Asked by
just me on
April 18, 2017

Q. pink peppercorn sprouts, what do they look like.

What am I looking for as the seeds sprout? I’m trying to grow them but have no pics of them as sproutlings. Fairly new to gardening so any help would be appreciated.

Answered by
Alisma on
April 18, 2017
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Pink peppercorns come from the Schinus molle plant. This site includes an image of a seedling:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Schinus_molle.htm

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Asked by
THEAHP on
March 5, 2018

Q. BLACK PEPPER VINE

DOES THIS PLANT HAVE FLOWERS TO MAKE THE PEPPERCORNS? WHEN SHOULD IT BLOOM?? IT HAS SMALL ‘SPIKES’ AT EACH JOINT OF THE VINE, WHAT DO THEY DO?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 5, 2018
Certified Expert
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These will flower in very long clusters. The spikes at each joint can be new shoot growth, or new bloom growth. If you can send a picture then it will help me to identify what is going on. This article will give you more information on growing these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/peppercorn/how-to-grow-peppercorns.htm

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