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Black Pepper Plant

Piper Nigrum


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Black Pepper Plant Planting Mix

Helps your Black Pepper Plant get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents

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

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-30 ft.

Mature Width:

12-15 ft.



Growth Rate:


Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

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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A Dream Come True
spicy is my favorite flavor and always has been. I was born to love this stuff, and since childhood people have asked, "would you like some [insert almost any food here] with your pepper?" never thought I could grow it! bought this peppercorn vine the moment I saw it.

this plant was fairly small and arrived in "just ok" shape, but that's to be expected. I'm thankful shipping plants is even possible, so my knickers weren't in a twist. had to make a trellis before putting it in the ground, so kept it in a darkish corner of the carport for about a week, watering every night.

made the trellis out of garden stakes and a hog panel. it's over the west entry to the back yard, at the front of the house, and in a few years when the trellis is covered with peppercorn vine, it will be sooooooo beautiful.

did a lot of research and found that they like filtered light. can't take a lot of direct sun, and commercial growers cover their peppercorn vines with palm fronds, to protect them. not a pretty sight, so I came up with other ideas.

in a few months (when my bamboo has dried), I'll weave a nice protective shade -- basically a bamboo fence with the woven part high enough to impede only the sun, not foot traffic -- but for now I'm using palm leaves in the hog panel, and the vine has just now passed the stakes and hooked onto the trellis.

this plant is healthy and doing very well. no lasting ill-effects from the shipping. can't wait until I'm cooking and infusing with pepper I grew, myself!
trellis with palm fronds for shading
peppercorn vine grabbing the trellis
January 13, 2019
2 months ago
Dismal progress so far
My black pepper plant is not doing well, i do not think it is going to make it All the leaves are turning yellow and no New sprouts. I am going to read up more on plant needs so i can move its pot to a proper enviornment
June 13, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Black Pepper Plants
Ordered three plants. All arrived in great shape and were bigger than expected. Plants are growing like crazy! Very pleased.
June 7, 2017
1 year ago
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Very pleased
This plant is growing like a weed!! Everyday I am having to work with on training up a lattice. Very tolerant of the cold. I am very pleased I bought this.
May 12, 2017
1 year ago
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Still cold on the cape haven't put out side yet
May 7, 2017
1 year 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
over 3 years 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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
over 3 years ago

Planting & Care

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

Black Pepper Plant Planting Diretions

The black pepper plant (“Piper Nigrum”) is a unique flowering vine that produces berries that are harvested and known as a peppercorns. These are famously used used for seasoning and spices. These plants can easily be planted on a trellis, fence or even along your landscape wall. Black pepper plants thrive best in USDA growing zones 5-11 as a patio plant, or zones 10-11 outdoors. They prefer full to partial sunlight in order for the plants to achieve optimal growth and fruit production. You can harvest the fruit when it is green for black pepper or wait until the fruit because ripe, and then you can remove the seed and use this for white pepper.

Location: Place your pepper plant in a location with well draining soil. These plants thrive best in high temperature areas with frequent humidity and rainfall. It is best to keep them in a warm area where the temperatures do not go below 65 F. They especially, do not tolerate frost well; so if you are in a climate where this is a threat we recommend growing them as a container plant so the plant can be brought indoors during the winter. If you are unable to provide them with enough sunlight indoors you can substitute with a grow light.

Planting instructions (in ground): Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your plant.

1) Dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
2) 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. Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
3) Separate the roots of the 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.
4) Make sure the plant is properly positioned in the hole.
5) Begin to back fill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets. Water again after you’ve finished to fully settle the soil.

Planting instructions (potted): When growing the pepper plant indoors, ensure you place it in location that receives a minimum of 4 hours of sunlight daily. The area also needs to be humid so you can emulate an outdoor or greenhouse type of environment. You can use a humidifier or mist the plant daily to accomplish this.

1) When selecting a container for your pepper plant, be sure it has plenty of holes in the bottom as drainage is essential. The pot size should be 2 times the size of the one it initially came in.
2) A good potting soil such as Miracle Grow should be fine for filling in the open space, try to leave space in the top for watering.
3) Choose a location on the patio, back yard, front/side of the house providing it will receive full to partial sun.
4) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny window and water as needed. Also, avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from a window or vent.

Watering: For plants placed in the ground, water the plant consistently and do not allow the soil to dry out. Unlike some tropical plants, pepper plants like to maintain a moistened soil. Be very careful not to over water your plants as this can lead to issues like root rot; which can over time can kill the plant. The same applies for containerized plants. Make sure you place your plant in a well drained container where the water will not sit. Water your plant deeply once or twice weekly depending on the size of the container and plant.

Fertilization: Pepper plants require regular fertilization. Their soil pH should be kept around 5.5 and 7.0 It’s best to feed your plant twice a month with a nitrogen fertilizer formula like 10-10-10. If the soil becomes too acidic, you can add lime vs. if the soil becomes too alkaline, then add sulfur. Follow the instructions on the package in regards to how much to provide the plant with.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
My sister love to use it
Leonardo M on Aug 22, 2018
I've always wanted to grow my own pepper, I love fresh ground seasoning., Nothing better! I am so looking forward to receiving the plant!
Amy B on Dec 12, 2017
My sister love to use it
Leonardo M on Aug 22, 2018
I love
lam p on Jul 30, 2018
I've always wanted to grow my own pepper, I love fresh ground seasoning., Nothing better! I am so looking forward to receiving the plant!
Amy B on Dec 12, 2017
It is what my friend wanted for Christmas.
Lisa R on Nov 26, 2017
I goning to mix with turmeric to help with inflammation
Kila M on Oct 14, 2017
It is a beautiful plant.
Rohel Leah T on Jun 21, 2017
My dad wants it for Father's Day!
Sarah S on Jun 4, 2017
Love to cook and can't wait to use home grown spices
Darlie D on May 29, 2017
Just wanted to try it.
Lawrence C on May 22, 2017
I love growing and using my own herbs.
ROSSANA G on Apr 25, 2017
I would really like a very complete herb and spice garden.
Dawn K on Apr 24, 2017
to get free shipping
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
I love
lam p on Jul 30, 2018
It is what my friend wanted for Christmas.
Lisa R on Nov 26, 2017
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.
If you are potting this plant and pruning to maintain a workable height/width (4’-6’H X 2’-3’W), will it still produce fruit?
Brian B on Oct 3, 2018
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
Would outdoor LED Christmas lights help keep it warm in 9a winter?
Wendy C on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so. They are pretty sensitive. I've lost 2.
I live in zone 8b. would it live?
scott on Mar 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 10-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
If you live in zones 3-9 you would need to bring them indoors in the winter.

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