t.d.decker at att.net
Sat Jan 14 13:16:37 PST 2012
Ahh, Piper longum is the more common long pepper. It is also referred to as
Indian long pepper. Piper retrofractum is a related pepper plant native to
Java called Balinese long pepper or Javanese long pepper. If both were used
at Hampton Court in Tudor times, that is an interesting tidbit.
> Greetings! I hadn't been aware that there were two (or more??) kinds of
> long pepper until I visited Hampton Court. I was given a tiny bit of the
> second variety (name unknown) which ended up being so spicy that my tongue
> was numbed.
> Alys K.
> Elise Fleming
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