Spicy exchange / 2023
What is a California pepper tree?
Not sure where to start? I've put together a 34-page guide to help you grow an abundant harvest.
Pink peppercorns have a milder spice level than black pepper and introduce a more vibrant, fruity taste to dishes. Their flavor is a complex blend of peppery bite intertwined with a sweet undertone.
The berries of the California pepper tree are not true peppercorns. They are labeled as “false peppercorns” because they originate from a different plant family than Piper nigrum, which produces authentic black pepper.
Before planting a California pepper tree, it’s imperative to note that it is considered invasive in certain regions, including California. Always consult local agricultural guidelines to see if it’s appropriate for your area.
The "green thumb" is a myth — with the right information, anyone can successfully grow peppers. Enjoy this free 34-page guide to help you grow an abundant harvest.