Pimenta dioica - Piment (5-10)

€ 0,45

Hoogte: 16 m.

Bloeit: mei-jun

Type: TTr

Winterhard in: zones 10-11 (10 C)


Piment heeft een complexe smaak en geeft een rijk aroma aan gerechten. Het gaat om de vruchtjes, die worden gemalen.


Zaai-instructies: Zaden weken. Kiem in 1-2 mnd, 20-25C.

Plant-instructies: Zon




Description: A native of Central America and widely cultivated in Jamaica is this small, highly aromatic, tropical tree. With shiny, dark green leaves with a spicy smell and taste, it bears sprays of small, very pretty white flowers followed by small, black, pea-sized berries. These, when dried, are the source of allspice, so called because of its supposed combination of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg aromas and flavours.


Height: 16 m.

Flowers: mei-jun

Type: TTr

Hardy in: zones 10-11 (10 Celsius)


Sowing instructions: Prior to sowing soak seed for 24 hours in warm water. Sow 1 seed per small pot, 4mm deep into moist, well-drained seed compost which is mixed with perlite or coarse sand. Firm the soil. Ideal temp. 20-25 Celsius. Bottom heat is said to be beneficial. Germination takes 1-2 months approx.


Planting instructions: Full sun