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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)

Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum piperitum, Z. simulans, Z. bungeianum, and others Common Name: Sichuan Pepper, Flower Pepper Origin: Native to all…

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…

Looking at Wild Leeks

Alliaceae (actually now considered only a subfamily, Allioideae), to which garlic, onion, and wild leeks, among others, belong shouldn’t be…

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