Quality seedlings for Coconut, Arecanut, Nutmeg and Pepper




The king of spices Black pepper is another crop preferred to be grown in Coconut and Arecanut plantations as intercrop. It is trained in the palms and the micro environment of the gardens are utilised in an efficient manner.

We propagate Pepper seedlings from three well known propagule types (a) primary stem with long internodes, with adventitious roots which cling to the standards (b) runner shoots which originate from the base of the vine and have long internodes which strike roots at each node and (c) fruit bearing lateral branches.

We raise cuttings from runner shoots, though terminal shoots can also be used. Cuttings from lateral branches are seldom used since they develop a bushy habit. However, we do prefer rooted lateral branches that are useful for raising bush pepper.