How To Grow Black Pepper( Piper nigrum)

Here’s how to grow black pepper, the fruit of the Piper nigrum plant. Also known as peppercorns, black pepper is the world’s most popular spice. Piper nigrum is a tropical vining plant that grows 12 feet tall in its native India. While only suitable to the hottest parts of North America, it can be a fun, exotic plant to grow in the home garden.

The peppercorn plant can be grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 10 and 11. It prefers hot, humid and tropical climates and can not tolerate areas where temperatures drop below 60° F. In cooler areas, grow black pepper in a container and overwinter it indoors or in a greenhouse.

Plant Piper nigrum in the partial shade, with dappled sun light. You’ll want to grow it near a fence, trellis or similar support structure on which the vines may climb. In doors, it may work in a hanging planter with the vines draping down toward the floor.

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sensitive than all other citrus trees. Due to this cold sensitivity, lemon trees should be planted near the south side of the home. Lemon trees need protection from frost. Growing them near the house should help with this. Lemon trees also require full sunlight for adequate growth. While lemon trees can tolerate a range of soils, including poor soil, most prefer well-drained, slightly acidic soil.

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