- Black Pepper is one of the Popular Spices and known as “King of Spices”. In India black pepper is mainly grown in Kerala and Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Konkan, Pondicherry & Andaman, and Nicobar islands.
- The Botanical name of black pepper is “ Piper nigrum “ and belongs of the family of Piperaceae.
- The peppercorn is actually the fruit of the plant, and depending on when it is harvested, processed, and dried, it can produce black, green, or white peppercorns.
Harvesting commences from third year onwards. The harvesting season is from November to March. Harvest is done by hand picking the whole spikes when few berries in the spike start turning red. The berries are separated and dipped in hot water (80°C) for one minute and sun-dried for 7 to 10 days.
Varieties of Black Pepper
- Pepper 450grms-Mg-1: Malabar Garbled Grade 1
- Pepper 500grms-TGEB: Tellicherry Garbled Extra Bold
- Pepper 550grms TGSEB: Tellicherry Garbled Special Extra Bold
- Pepper 600grms 550lt Wt
- Pepper 700grms MG1 & MG2
|Variety||500gl, 550gl, 600gl, 650gl|
|Size||8mm to 10mm bold|
|Moisture||0.5% to 3% Max|
Packing & Shipment
|Packing Type||5, 10, 20, 25, 50 kg PP bags|
|Loading Capacity||15Mt in one 20ft container|
|Lead time||10 to 15 working days|
|Minimum order qty||5MT|
|Quality Assurance||SGS, Intertek Inspections|
|Growing districts||Kanyakumari, Nilgiris, Kolli Hills, Lower pulneys|
|Major markets in Tamil Nadu||Kanyakumari, Nagarkovil|
|Preferred varieties||Tellichery, Alleppey and Malabar Garbled (MGI)|
|Grade specification||Pungency and aroma|
|Grade Designation||Size||Extraneous matter not exceeding||Light Berries not Exceeding||Moisture content not exceeding|