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.
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
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:
General information about the flower
Small white flowers that grow in clusters
Pollination is done by:
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:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Leaves harvesting season
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