You're no doubt familiar with allspice, but have you ever heard of allspice pimenta? The spice allspice is a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, juniper, and clove essence of berries. Allspice pimenta comes from the dried, green berries of Pimenta dioica. Indigenous to the Caribbean, allspice pimenta was used to preserve meats during the 17th century. So what exactly IS allspice pimenta then? Though not a mixture of the spices from the actual allspice, allspice pimenta is its own flavor that is derived from the dried berries of the medium sized myrtle tree.
But can you actuall grow allspice pimenta in your home garden? Keep reading to find out how to grow allspice pimenta in your garden!
If the conditions are right, you can!
How to Grow Allspice Pimenta in Your Garden
Tropical or subtropical climate is needed for the tree to grow. If you don't live in a warm climate, you can also consider growing in a greenhouse.
Plant from either seed or purchase a small, established tree from your local nursery. Allspice pimenta is not self fertilizing, so you'll need both male and female trees.
Soil should be of good quality and well draining.
The tree will take several years to bear fruit. Once your tree has bore the fruit, you can dry them and then grind them into the actual allspice pimenta spice.
So now that you know how to grow allspice pimenta, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!
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