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Pepper is one of the oldest and best-known spices in the world. From the earliest days of commerce, pepper’s ability to spice up the bland European diet made it an item of extreme luxury and a staple of trade. Black and White Pepper actually comes from the same plant, Piper nigrum. Black Pepper is made from dried unripened fruit. White Pepper is made from the inner portion of the fully ripened fruit.
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.