Tasmanian Pepper Co

Tasmanian Pepper Co

Tasmanian Pepper Berry Farm + Market Stall

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Native Tasmanian Pepper Berry farmed slow in Tasmania’s far south.

Tasmanian Pepper Co is a sustainable Tasmanian native pepper berry in southern Tasmania. Buy from our range of sustainably farmed pepper berry products online or search for pepper berry recipes to inspire you in the kitchen!

Tasmannia lanceolota are native to Tasmania and love our cool temperate forests. We first came across the trees growing wild across Josh’s parents farm and now, using cuttings, grow peppery berry trees on what is now our own farm Still surrounded by the same forest where they grow wild.

Our water is supplied by the Kermandie River which is a mountain fed waterway drawing its water from the Hartz National Park mountain range.

With an average rainfall in excess of 500mm a year, the wet climate suits the preferred growing conditions of our pepper trees and while we take extra care to provide some assistance with mulching their roots to help keep them wet and extra irrigation throughout summer, we offer little other assistance to the trees knowing that they love this local native environment and this is where they can thrive.

Farmed pepper protects wild supply, leaving nature’s food for natures creatures to continue to enjoy. Pepper Berry grown in a farmed environment is 100% traceable from production through to processing with high quality protocols in place to ensure the high quality is protected at every stage.

Predominantly pepper berry production in Tasmania is currently supplied by wild harvest where the berries and leaves are taken from our islands forests and supplied to larger companies for processing or distribution over seas. While we are not against wild harvesting we do believe the high touch points required by pepper berry harvesting mean that farmed production systems offer a customers a higher guarantee of safety and quality in the final product. Often we’ll go back to a tree multiple times to ensure the berries are picked at the correct colour. Pepper Berries do not continue to mature when picked and going back to the same tree multiple times to harvest the berries when the size and the colour is just right, is often not feasible with wild harvest given the remote locations.

Our ambition is to support this burgeoning horticulture industry here in Tasmania and continue to farm selected cultivars in a farm orchard setting using organic practices while also sharing our knowledge with other producers to help grow the industry thus increasing the overall quality of pepper berry supply for customers.

Healthy farms will create beautiful food for humans to enjoy, new jobs for Tasmanians in regional reas and leave berries in the wild for our native animals to continue to enjoy. Win/Win!

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