About Ethiopian pepper
himalayan Peppergrass is an annual or biennial herb, up to 20-25 cm long, rising up or nearly erect, branched, often spreading, glandular hairy. Lower leaves are pinnately cut, 3-6 cm long, 1-2 cm broad, narrowed into a short stalk or stalkless, with narrow oblong pointed lobes.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||pimenta and Jamaica pepper.|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||3- to 5-inch|
|Flower Colour ||white|
|Bloom Time ||May-June. |
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow |
Planting and care
eppers can be expensive to buy in the grocery store. Some bell peppers can cost $1 or more each. A bell pepper seedling might cost the same amount, and it will produce 6-10 peppers or more. If you like to eat peppers, growing your own can save a bunch of money in the long run.
Ethiopian pepper care
Peppers are easy to grow in both container and traditional vegetable gardens. They grow 2-3 feet tall and require full sun exposure. Depending on the variety of pepper plant, fruit will be produced 65-130 days after transplanting in the garden.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Soil || well-drained soil |
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Ethiopian pepper special feature
Seed-pods are 2.5-3 mm long, about 2.5 mm broad, ovate, slightly notched at the tip with nearly stalkless stigma not exceeding the notch, hairless, obscurely winged at the tip. Himalayan Peppergrass is endemic to the Himalayas, from Kashmir, Ladakh to Tibet and Nepal, at altitudes of 3600-5300 m. It is common in Ladakh. Flowering: May-June.
Ethiopian pepper uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Unverified information It is believed to be useful in making post-coital contraceptive