How to Grow Black Pepper
Plant Type: Perennial Fruiting Vine
Harvest: Red berries ripen 9 months after flowering
Mature Size: Can grow to about 13 ft. long
Soil & Moisture: Well-draining, rich in organic matter with consistent watering.
Exposure: Part Shade
Zone Hardiness: 9-11
Benefits of Growing Black Pepper
Everyone's familiar with the culinary use of Black Pepper Plants as a spice, but few are aware of it's medicinal uses. Research has found that the alkaloids, terpenes, and volatile oils in Black Pepper help contribute to many of it's purported effects, including it's proven antiseptic and antibacterial characteristics. Black Pepper is thermogenic, and can help increase body heat and metabolism. Both the fruit and the essential oil can be used and Black Pepper is a great tonic for circulatory and digestive systems.