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'Zanthoxylum' Szechuan Pepper Tree
'Zanthoxylum' Szechuan Pepper Tree
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'Zanthoxylum' Szechuan Pepper Tree

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Botanical Name  Zanthoxylum simulans
Mature Height 15-20 Feet 
Mature Width 10-15 Feet 
Light Requirement Full Sun to Full Shade
Hardiness Zone Zones 5-9
Tolerance Drought, Deer Poor Soil
Attracts Pollinators

 

ℹ Are you ready for an exotic, culinary adventure in your own backyard!!? Grow the amazing Szechuan Pepper Tree (Zanthoxylum Simulans) and experience its amazing ability to enhance your culinary creations and experiences to new heights, while providing a welcome addition to your landscape aesthetic! Szechuan Pepper, a uniquely special and widely adored spice is the real treasure of growing this extraordinary and easy to manage, small sized tree. Even after cold winters down to -28c, this resilient tree bares June flowers that are followed by the prized berries aka the peppercorns, although not a true peppercorn related to white and black peppercorns. The essence of flavor resides solely within the berries, not their seeds. Whether harvested ripe or unripe, the choice lies in the distinctive stage of the berry. Opt for ripe harvest, and as the berries gracefully split to unveil the seeds, a thoughtful removal is advised – their larger size warrants this precision. Alternatively, when gathered at a less ripe state, the seeds, petite and benign, can be seamlessly retained, imparting no adverse flavor notes. You can Grind the dried berries for a flavor packed powder or utilize whole. What has kept fans of szechuan pepper intrigued for centuries is its amazing citrusy-peppery flavor and its magic tingling/ numbing sensation, that is followed by its amazing effect of highly enhancing the flavors of the food it is incorporated Into! It owes this magic effect to hydroxy-α-sanshool, a molecule that dances exclusively on thin-skinned nerve receptors, treating your mouth and lips to a sensory celebration that keeps you coming back for more. Even the leaves and the bark of this gem are beautifully fragrant with a citrus scent! As the berries fully ripen in fall and split to reveal the seeds inside the tree turns to stunning shades of yellow adding to its value and appeal. Extremely adaptable to poor soils and thriving in light conditions ranging from full sun to full shade this tree is not only valuable edible and ornamental it is very durable, resilient and easy to grow! Enter the exotic world of Szechuan Pepper Trees!