INSTEAD of waiting for the fruits of your black pepper to ripen, you can harvest the green ones for sale in the market. That is what Heidy San Pascual of Batangas has been reported to be doing with the fruits of her Paniyur black pepper which she previously sourced from the Sarian Farm in Teresa, Rizal.
The green peppercorn is great for cooking adobo. The peppercorn is nice to eat together with the meat.Another lady who has very fruitful black pepper plants sourced from Teresa is Mary Ann Wu who has a big farm in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Her Paniyur plants are made to climb kakawate trees. And she says she has gifted some friends with green peppercorn for cooking their adobo. Her friends have told her the idea is great.
In Thailand, it is common to see green peppercorn in styropor boxes for sale in the market. This should be promoted in the Philippines. It could be another opportunity to have additional income. Black pepper can also be made to climb mahogany trees. That’s what Dr. Ronaldo Sumaoang of Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac, has done in his farm.