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Flower Peppers, Huajiao: More than Sichuan Pepper

One hears about Sichuan pepper, but actually, this is misleading. Various species of Zanthoxylum give spices that are “Sichuan pepper(corn),”…

Spices from Sansho (Zanthoxylum) 2: Hana Sansho

Beginning of May, Zanthoxylum trees flower, time to harvest hana sansho.

Sichuan Pepper and Sansho (and thus, Kinome) in Early Spring

This year, my plan to establish a Pannonian Pepper Garden is progressing nicely. Since last year, I have both plants…

Sichuan Pepper (Zanthoxylum)

Zanthoxylum is the botanical genus to which Sichuan pepper, Japanese pepper, and various other kinds of such “peppers” belong. Here,…

Long Pepper (Piper longum)

Piper longum Common Name: Long Pepper Origin: Southeast Asia (continental), India When you think of the medieval pepper trade, you would probably…

Comet’s Tail Pepper (Piper cubeba)

Piper cubeba Common Name: Comet’s Tail Pepper Origin: Southeast Asia (Islands) This pepper species produces its corns on small stems, giving them…

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)

Piper nigrum Common Name: Black Pepper Origin: India, Southeast Asia Black pepper seems like the major pungent spice. From the European point…

“Hot” – Hot Spices besides Chilli

Black pepper is the typical Euro-American hot condiment; hot sauces have overtaken ketchup as the most popular American flavoring, and…

Waterpepper, Waterpepper Everywhere…

In 2013, I finally went and bought a waterpepper (Polygonum hydropiper) plant again. As always, it arrived in a rather…

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