Piper nigrum Seed Black Peppercorn

Black Piper nigrum

Piper Nigurm: The peppercorn plant belongs to the piperaceae plant family. It is a woody evergreen vine that grows up to 11 yards tall and has dark green, broad, somewhat oval shaped leaves. It uses aerial roots to cling to, and climb trees.

Peppercorn plants have small white flowers that bloom in clusters of up to 150 florets and hang down a spike. These flowers then ripen into the little berries we know as peppercorns. It takes several years for a young plant to Flower and begin to produce fruit (the peppercorns).