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Growing Zones: 5-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 10-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

5-11 patio
10-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-30 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.


Partial Sun

Botanical Name:

Piper Nigrum

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Add Flavor to Your Food with Homegrown Peppercorns!

Spice up your Garden with the Black Pepper Plant:

  • Incredible climbing vine fits well anywhere
  • Shiny green leaves offset by stunning red fruit
  • Extensive growth up to 30 feet gives it dual function as a garden screen
  • Fresh, delicious, homegrown pepper adds great flavor to a diversity of foods

The Black Pepper Plant will Enhance the Flavor of your Garden

Looking for a vine to form impressive columns in your garden. How about a functional screen that will not only shroud the neighbors but produce the world's most popular spice? If so, the Black Pepper Plant is just what your garden ordered. This plant is nothing to sneeze at. Its glossy, green leaves will climb to heights of over 30 feet, accompanied by green berries that turn red as they ripen.

This plant is Devine

Stage your own Italian garden by strategically planting Black Pepper along trellis, fencing, even outside walls. The side shoots creep up quickly, sprouting tons of lovely almond-shaped leaves, beautifully filling in space. The plant is extremely versatile whether used as a border or a standalone anywhere you choose to plant it. The payoff is fresh pepper that will embolden the flavor of just about anything your imagination can cook up.

Pick peppercorns when green for black pepper or harvest when ripened and remove the inner seed for a spicier, white pepper. No matter what you choose to do, the Black Pepper Plant offers variety that will spice up the life in your garden.

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Customer Reviews

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now this plant came as but a few little leave vine , it has double in seize and is growing well in the humid climate, if it continues like this and starts fruiting in a year or two i'd be given it a 5 star
September 2, 2014
over 2 years ago
Fast Growing in Florida
I live in south Florida, and when the plant arrived, it had 2 leaves. A bit concerned, it acclimated well and has grown about 20 or so leaves in the past several months.

With a distinct advantage of humidity and sunshine, this plant has thrived. I water it once a day with a small amount of water. I anxiously await flowering and fruit.
July 24, 2015
1 year ago
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Very nice plant
For the price, this was a very nice size piper nigrum. The vine arrived on a small wood stake/trellis and had a well established root system. This plant was shipped to me in zone 7a in the middle of January and appears minimally stressed. For now, it is kept in my bathroom window where it can get the humidity it needs. I plan to take it outdoors in the summer. Hopefully then it will start to fruit!
January 18, 2016
9 months ago
plant is taking off
initially the plant was in very good shape, after planting - it lost a few of its original leaves but it is coming back strong. can't wait for my fresh grown black pepper
April 20, 2016
tampa, FL
6 months ago
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This vine has been an unexpected surprise. I can hardley wait until it starts producing fruit!
September 20, 2016
Peoria Heights, IL
9 months ago
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Plants in good condition and healthi, but not growing now but i am happy with my pepper plants, Thanks
September 5, 2016
43040, OH
3 months ago
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Received i great condition
I didn't realize it would have to be a container plant until I read the instructions. I hope I don't kill it when it comes inside. Looks great outside.
August 17, 2016
Fort Worth, TX
3 months ago
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Pretty plant, bad choice for my area.
We received our pepper plant in excellent condition and superbly packaged for transit as have been all our purchases from FGT.

Unfortunately, i totally misread the care and management requirements for the plant and let it die.

I intend to try again.
July 24, 2015
Caddo Gap, AR
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Black Pepper Plant

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Black Pepper Plant.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Black Pepper Plant gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Black Pepper Plant again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Fergus H on Aug 11, 2016
For Cooking
Support T on Aug 6, 2016
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Fergus H on Aug 11, 2016
You cant go wrong adding fresh Black Pepper to your diet. Warm Wishes, John
John C on Aug 11, 2016
For Cooking
Support T on Aug 6, 2016
I love pepper and try my luck growing it.
Tom H on Jul 25, 2016
I would like to grow my own pepper
Tim C on Jul 23, 2016
I am fascinated in trying to grow my own black pepper plant
Elmer F on Jun 21, 2016
Super fresh pepper. Who know how old the store packaged stuff is. Fresh, full bodied white and black pepper, I'm excited to taste the difference fresh makes.
Jenny W on Jun 12, 2016
that my favorite one.I love to have them..when i cook i always use black pepper.
THANH W on Mar 7, 2016
Because if I grow my own I know what they're (not) sprayed with.
Rachel O on Feb 14, 2016
I wanted a black pepper plant
Lisa H on Dec 7, 2015
You cant go wrong adding fresh Black Pepper to your diet. Warm Wishes, John
John C on Aug 11, 2016
I love pepper and try my luck growing it.
Tom H on Jul 25, 2016
Is this self polinating? Will it set fruit/pollinate indoors?
Andrew D on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Black Pepper plants are self wind pollinated, plants. I would keep it outdoors and only bring it indoors in the winter.
I live in zone 9 . What does patio mean? Will I have to bring a 15' plant in doors during winter?
Scott on Jan 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Patio means that you would need to bring it indoors in the winter.
when is the time to harvest peppercorns?
Moses B on Nov 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Traditionally there are three crops to start six months after flowering and separated by two months.
This is; if the flowering starts in December / January , the first harvest will be in June, the second in August (/ September) and the third and last, will be in October (/ November)
You also need to have in consideration what kind of final product you want;
Pepper "Green", ”Black ", " White " or Red .
In the first case (Green) the drupe must be harvested when they reach 2/3 of development. (Not fully ripe)
To produce the (Black) pepper, should be harvested when fully developed, (a light green or yellowish)
To prepare the (White) pepper, the drupes should be harvested when the fruits have a yellow or red.
The (Red) pepper is prepared from the drupe with a flat and smooth shell ( skin ) and is slightly purplish red color
Each of these have a different form of processing to achieve the desired final product.
Please excuse my broken English ... hope I have answered your questions. Good farming
Building a tropical greenhouse and need to know if this is self pollinating. Or would I need a pollinator plant?
Hannah R on Mar 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In their wild state (original) the pepper is a “dioica” plant (unissexuado)
The current plants ( the ones in the market and farming , not in wild state ) are bisexual (flowers with male and female organs)
The Pollination is naturally made . Good Farming/Gardening.
will it grow in temecula ca?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Why would it want to? Seriously yes, I think it would do fine either indoors or out.
Can it be grown indoor?
Roy M on Aug 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It could be grown indoors for a few years, I have mine on an North facing screen porch with filtered sun. I have draped around the perimeter on hooks, I am located in S, TX zone 9A if I were further North I would located it in the Eastern exposure

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