Pink pepper berries, organic
Pink pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) is not a true pepper. The pink to coral - red , 4-5 mm large berries grow in Central and South American on a shrub or small tree , belonging to the Family Tree Wig (Anacardiaceae). In Florida, the pink pepper haggard after it was imported in 1840. As an ornamental shrub Especially the Everglades are likely to be . Overgrown The shrub is frost sensitive and has a minimum of at least 5 ° C in order to grow.
The berries are sometimes picked while still green, but even if they pink / red color. They taste fine aromatic, fresh, spicy , and are very decorative.
The shrub grows to 9 m high and has a rounded crown with green- bronze, 10-22 cm long, odd-pinnate leaves with 5-15 leaflets. The 3-6 cm long leaves are lanceolate to elliptical with a fine-toothed blade edge and yellow veins. The petiole is usually something winged. Spread the leaves when fretting or break a peppery smell. Pink pepper is dioecious. There are bushes with only female flowers and shrubs with only male flowers. Only the bushes with the female flowers bear fruit. The yellow-white flowers are arranged in a plume. The fruit is initially green berry, which when mature are pink / red.
The fresh spicy berry flavors .
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