The Pepper plant grows best in a warm and humid climate. Berries mature and ready for harvest in about 180 to 200 days.
A Cardamom plant normally starts bearing Capsules from the third year of planting. The harvested capsules are rubbed on wire mesh and polished before they are graded.
The Nutmeg tree bears fruit throughout the year, but peak harvest season is from December to May.
Ginger is a herb, that is native to Southeast Asia and has been used as a food additive for more than 4,000 years, and for medicinal purposes for more than 2,500 years.
It is commonly used in curries and other South Asian cuisine. Its active ingredient is Curcumin. It is a significant ingredient in most commercial curry powders.
It is principally employed in cookery as a condiment and flavouring material. It is used in the preparation of chocolates.
Clove trees begin to bear flowers 7-8 years after planting. Unopened flower buds are carefully picked when they turn from green to pink.
The main varieties of coffee cultivated today are Robesta and Arabica. The elliptical leaves of the coffee tree are shiny, dark green and waxy.
The name “Allspice ” was coined as early as 1621 by the English, who thought it combined the flavour of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
Cocoa tree , is a small tall evergreen tree in the family Malvaceae , native to the deep tropical regions of Central and South America. Its seeds, cocoa beans are used to make cocoa mass, cocoa powder and chocolate.
A tropical orchid, this requires a warm climate with frequent rains. Vanilla grows best in uncleared jungle areas where it can get filtered sunlight.
The name THULASI means “the incomparable one” . Thulsi is a venerated plant and devotees worship it in the morning and evening.
CURRY LEAF PLANT
The leaves are highly valued as seasoning in South Indian and Sreelankan cooking, much like bay leaves and especially in curries with fish or coconut milk.
BACOPA ( BRAHMI ) PLANT
This plant is good for the brain. Bacopa monnieri is the scientific name of the plant. It has been named Saraswati in Sanskrit because of its relation to the brain.
BIRD'S-EYE CHILLY PLANT
Bird’s eye chilly or Thai chilli is a chilly pepper, a cultivar from the species capsicum annuam, commonly found in South East Asia. Bird’s eye chilly can also be found in India in Meghalaya, Assam and Kerala. It is used in traditional dishes of the Kerala cuisine.