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  • Pepperberry Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Pepperberry Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Pepperberry Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Pepperberry Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Pepperberry Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood

Pepperberry Plant (140mm pot)

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  • Pepper replacement
  • Evergreen shrub
  • Spiciest berries
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Pepperberry Plant (140mm pot) FAQ's 🌱

An evergreen shrub, Tasmanian Pepperberry is native to the woodlands and cool temperate rainforests of the Australian south-eastern regions. Come Spring, this hardy native will sprout yellow/creamy white flowers that turn into red pepper berries over the Autumn season if both the male and female are kept together. Both the leaves and berries pair well with curries, cheese, salad dressings and sauces, providing a delicious spicy flavour. Harvest and enjoy!

You'll need both male and female plants to harvest fruits.

Climate Zones: Temperate, Sub-Tropical, Tropical, Cool.

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Harvest berries when ripe and pluck leaves when needed to cook.

Water moderately at tender age. Pepperberry is drought tolerant at maturity age. Ensure the soil is completely dry before watering.

For best results, plant in loamy, well-drained soil and place your plant in part-shade. This dense, prickly bush typically grows up to 8m tall and 5m wide. It's the perfect little fruiter for a patio or balcony garden.

Pruning can be done to control growth; the plant should be sheltered from strong winds. Ensure the soil used is fertile and rich in nutrients.

Peppeberry is supposed to be a frost-tolerant plant and can survive frost of up to -5 degrees, but if you live in a cold climate, we recommend protecting it during Winter and don’t over-water it.

This lovely species does exemplary well in full sun and fairly well in part shade.

Pepperberry is a shrub native to the temperate rainforests of South Eastern Australia. The plant produces red berries over autumn but darken as they ripen. The pepperberry plant has many uses and was used traditionally as a spice and for medicinal purposes. To be able to harvest berries, you’ll need a male and female plant.

The berries are sweet, fruity, spicy and have a very strong peppery taste; when dried, they are used a spice and added to beef stews and salads. The berries were also used traditionally as medicine to cure skin diseases.

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