Sri Lankan Black Pepper

The pepper plant is native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Without pruning, pepper plant can spread out to 15 feet in diameter, and in the wild, it has been known to reach 30 feet in height.

Pepper pod close up – Pepper pod – The plants produce clusters of berries. Black pepper is produced from the still-green unripe berries that turn black when they are dried – resulting in what are called black peppercorn. If the berries are allowed to ripen, they turn red and are used to produce white pepper…

We buy peppercorn directly from a pepper plantation located a few kilometers from Kandy in central Sri Lanka, next to a tea plantation and tea factory (processing plant) owned by our friends.