B and T World Seeds' reference number:
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:10
Type of plant - climber
Flower: in 7x1cm. spikes
Fruit: RED, to 5mm. dia., dry BLACK as peppercorn
Foliage: ovate, to 9x6cm.
Height in meters: 4
Piper nigrum seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Common names for Piper nigrum:
is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
31: House and Container Plant Seed List
36: Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
38: Indian Native and Introduced Plants
39: Climbing Plant Seeds
67: Philippine Native and Introduced Plants
191: Tropical Shrubs and Trees
192: Tropical Commercial Selection Trees Shrubs and Flowers
699: Ayurvedic Medicinal Herbs
952: Wholesale Selection
Piper nigrum seeds will usually germinate in 30 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Sow seeds about 3mm deep in a well-drained, moisture retentive (rich in organic matter) seed sowing mix at about 30°C.
Soak for a day in warm water before sowing. Germination averages around 50%. Gibberellic acid can raise germination to 80%.