AllSpice - Plant
Description for All Spice
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||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Jamaican pepper, Pimenta or Newspice, myrtle pepper||Brown||April to July||6.00 to 10.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plan to grow your Allspice tree in a location where it will receive direct morning light or partially shaded locations in the afternoon.
Allspice prefers a well-drained soil, with good moisture holding capacity.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||18 and 28 Âº C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for All Spice
- Direct afternoon sunlight in the heat of the day can burn the foliage of a young Allspice tree.
Typical uses of All Spice
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.