Also Known As: Clove Pepper, Jamaican Pepper, Pimento and Pimenta
It is said that Christopher Columbus discovered Allspice while on the island of Jamaica during his second voyage to the New World. Cuban natives enjoy it as a tonic.
As a powder, sprinkle on food to taste. Use as an infusion by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of allspice powder to 1 cup of boiling water. Steep up to 30 minutes and strain. Drink up to 3 cups per day. You’ll find the taste to be a harmony of cloves, juniper and cinnamon pepper.
USE: (Grow Your Own)
Growing allspice from a seed is not a good idea since ideal temperatures are a must to grow a healthy plant. It’s best to purchase a small tree from a nursery. Plenty of sunlight is needed. In winter months, grow plants indoors under light. As the plant grows, transfer it to a bigger pot. About once a month, feed with plant food. Allspice grows up to 40 feet and produces clusters of berries 1/2 inch in width.