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Common Name: California Pepper-tree, Pepperberry
Botanical Name: Schinus molle (SHY-nus MOLE-ey)
Post Harvest Care
- Recut stems under water and place in plain tap water containing regular household bleach at 20 drops (1/4 teaspoon) per quart.
- Member of the Anacardiaceae (cashew family).
- Native to South America.
- Common relatives include mango, pistachio, sumac and cashew.
- Berries 1/4 inch in diameter, in numerous, branched clusters at stem ends.
- Stems with divided leaves, cut to 10-20 inches.
- Species is an evergreen tree, classed as a dicotyledon, leaves not parallel veined.
Availability: Autumn, winter.
Flower Color: Rose-pink.
- Greek for mastic-tree. The specific epithet name "molle" means soft.
- Berries are rose-colored for which it is best known and used.