The Mountain Pepper is a compact evergreen Australian shrub with edible pepper flavoured leaves. If the Mountain Pepper produces berries these are also edible. This tree is predominantly grown for its spicy edible leaves, so there is no guarantee berries will be produced. The leaves can be used fresh or dried, and ground for a stronger, more intense flavour.
The dried mountain pepper leaf can also be added to olive oil to make a dressing for salads. It can also be used as a marinade or seasoning for meats and vegetables. Add to dukkah, hummus and other dips, or just add a pinch to your cooking to add flavour.
- Pot Size
- Compact shrub
- Edible pepper flavour leaves
- Full sun to part shade in moist well drained soil
- Cultural Notes
- Tolerant of cold conditions and light frosts. trim to maintain shape and encourage new growth.