t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Jan 15 16:34:47 PST 2012
> Bear wrote:
> >Long pepper is a very small seed (similar in size to poppy seed, black
> >pepper is a relatively large one.
> Long pepper is a small seed? That's not what's being sold as long pepper
> at Pennsic, etc. It's an oblong thing up to half an inch long. Did you
> mis-say this?
> Alys K.
What you are referencing is the flower spike or catkin which contains many
closely packed seeds. Black pepper actually has a similar structure, but
the size of the seeds keep them from being closely packed.
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