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How does pepper grow?

Alik Mullahmetov
Alik Mullahmetov
March 26, 2013
How does pepper grow?

Black pepper grows in Brazil, in Sri Lanka, on the islands of Java, Borneo, Sumatra. Its height can reach five meters. Peppers are grown with the help of tall rods, like hops. The first fruits appear three years after planting. It is possible to collect fruits from a planted bush for 15-20 years. Harvesting occurs after the fruits of the pepper begin to turn red, and they become black in the process of drying, which is carried out under the sun. How black pepper grows depends on caring for it, but it’s best when it is darker, heavier and harder. If you carefully watch how peppercorns grow, its quality will be especially high. The quality of pepper is determined by the fact that 1000 grains must weigh exactly 460 grams. In ancient times, pharmacies used this feature of pepper to accurately weigh the goods.

Pepper Features

It is interesting to know how the pepper grows in other colors. For example, white pepper is obtained when the fruit is fully ripe and will acquire a yellow-red color or completely red. In this case, the fruits fall off easily.In the process of drying, they turn brown, but if you remove the outer shell, you can get that same white pepper, which differs from black in a more refined taste, strong and pleasant aroma, which is why it is valued above. Engaged in the cultivation of white pepper in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

Another color of pepper - green. It turns out, if you collect the fruits that have not yet begun to blush. The production of such pepper requires additional processing, but, nevertheless, its popularity is growing. This type of pepper has extraordinary aromatic properties, and it received its recognition thanks to a unique pleasant smell. Green pepper proves once again that spices should not only be sharp, but also have a strong pleasant aroma.


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