How to grow Allspice

Allspice growing tree of the genus Pimenta also known as English pepper or Jamaica pepper, Allspice perennial evergreen plant also used as fragrant ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves are fragrant edible dark green the shape elliptic.

Flowers are small and white grow in clusters.

Allspice berries

Fruit (berries) edible color is black 0.3-0.8 mm, fruit can be used dry or fresh and the seeds are also edible.

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Requirements for Allspice growing and care:
Humidity, acid soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Not something special

When is the best time to plant?
Spring / Summer

Pests and diseases:
Spider mites, aphids

When is the best time to prune?
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
For design, can be prune

Size of the plant?
10-18 m (32-59 feet), outside of the comfort zone 2-5 m (6-15 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower
Small white flowers that grow in clusters

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Allspice fruits?
Spice, cooked, dried

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
5-8 years

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
All Year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish can be cut with the branches

Information about leaves:
Elliptic shape, dark green fragrant leaves

Uses of Allspice leaves:
Spice, cooked, herb

Scientific name:

Pimenta dioica

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone