Good reasons for growing black pepper

There are a number of good reasons why you should plant black pepper, particularly the Paniyur variety from India, which is high-yielding. You can grow it either in your home garden or in your farm.

If in your home garden, you can be self-sufficient with the spice in a few years. It is easy to grow. You can plant it at the foot of a tree and it will cling to the trunk. In 1.5 years, you could start harvesting peppercorns.

If you have a plantation of mahogany trees and there is ample light penetrating between the trees, that’s a perfect place to grow black pepper. The mahogany trunk will be the live support for the vines.

The good thing about black pepper is that, the harvest can be stored for a long time. The dried peppercorns are not heavy to transport so that even if your plantation is far from the city, transporting the harvest is not a big problem.

You can make money not only from the fruits but also from propagations for planting. Rooted cutting can sell for as much as P50 apiece.

This appeared in Agriculture Monthly’s December 2018 issue. 

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    1. where to buy seeds for propagating?

      1. Hello!

        Kindly contact your local DA or ATI for more information. Thanks!

    2. We have available seedlings.

      1. Hello!

        Thank you for letting us know.

      2. I am interested. Is there any outlet to buy seeds or cutt

    3. San po ba makabili ng binhi ng black pepper sa manila?

      1. Hello!

        Kindly contact your local DA or ATI for more information.

        Thank you!

      2. Saan po pwedeng makakuha ng seedlings
        Taga General Trias Cavite po ako

        1. Makipag-ugnay po kayo sa Department of Agrculture o kaya sa ATI office sa lugar niyo. Salamat po.

          1. Tiga pasig ako
            Saan po makakabili ng binhi ng Pepper
            Salamat po

            1. Hello! You can contact your local DA or ATI offices for resources. Good luck!

    4. Where can I get reading materials on raising black pepper? I have around ten seedlings in my backyard farm.

      1. Hello!

        Kindly contact your local DA or ATI for more information.

        Thank you.

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