The allspice tree, which is native to the Caribbean and Central America, can be grown successfully in warmer climates in the United States, and once established, is often quite hardy and resistant to minor drought. While female plants need a male pollinator to show fruit, some male plants are able to flower on their own.
Common name(s): Jamaican pepper, Pimenta or Newspice, Myrtle pepper
Flower colours: Brown
Bloom time: April to July
Max reachable height: Up to 10.00 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Allspice prefers a well-drained soil, with good moisture holding capacity. At the time of planting, apply vermicompost to the plant.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Temperature: 20 and 35 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for AllSpice
- Watering should be done early in the morning if the soil feels dry to touch.
- Apply fertilizer in early monsoon and spring season.
- Keep the plant in the sunny location.
Unripe berries are harvested.
Typical uses of AllSpice
Special features: The tree is known to enjoy full sunlight and humidity, and in return, it will supply you with a wealth of shiny evergreen foliage and bring out your inner naturalist, as one of the most sensually aromatic trees in the world.
Culinary use: Allspice is used for pickling, in baking, and its oils are used in a range of products.
Leaves from the tree can be used to infuse flavor and aroma in food, particularly those inspired by Caribbean cuisine.
Ornamental use: One of the worldâ€™s most fragrant trees, even today, its oils are used in perfumes and cosmetics.
Medicinal use: one of the oils found within the allspice fruit, is a natural anesthetic, which can be used in a pinch when your kids are suffering from a toothache or upset stomach.
In Caribbean culture, the leaves and fruit of the allspice tree are often thought to be a natural antioxidant, while it remains notable as a folk remedy to everything from high blood pressure and obesity to menopause. Note: Use after consulting the specialist.