Native to southern Europe, Mediterranean countries and Asia as far east as the Himalayas, it is an introduced species in North America, where it grows throughout the United States and Mexico.
Perennial Pepperweed normally grows to between 1 and 3 feet, but may grow as tall at 6 feet. The plants have numerous woody stems, alternating waxy leaves and clusters of small white flowers. It produces small (1.6 mm) fruits, each containing two reddish seeds.
The plant can grow to three feet (1 m.) in height and become bushy when it has no other competition. It starts out as a low-growing rosette that bolts upward rapidly to form long, thin leaves, small white flowers, and seed pods.
Also called poor man’s pepper, peppergrass is part of the mustard family and has a distinct and pleasant spicy flavor. All parts of the plant are edible, and peppergrass uses have a wide range. The leaves can be eaten raw or used in cooking the way arugula or other mustard greens would be. The seeds can be ground up and used in the same way pepper is used. Even the roots can be pulverized and mixed with salt and vinegar for a very good horseradish alternative.
What is Peppergrass?
Peppergrass is an annual, or winter annual, that will grow in most climates. It can thrive in many types of soil, in full sun to partial shade. It is often found in disturbed ground and in urban areas, like vacant lots and roadsides.
Peppergrass (Lepidium virginicum) is a very common plant that grows all over the place. It was grown and eaten both in the Incan and Ancient Roman Empires, and today it can be found virtually everywhere in the United States. It spreads easily and is often treated as a weed, but many gardeners and foragers appreciate it for its sharp, peppery flavor. Keep reading to learn more peppergrass information, like peppergrass uses and how to grow peppergrass.
Growing peppergrass plants is very easy, as they reseed themselves and tend to spread to places they’re not wanted. In fact, peppergrass management is usually more difficult and more important than peppergrass care. That said, it does have a useful place in the garden… with careful maintenance.
As a mythical sea monster of Norse legend, Kraken emerged to the surface and turned into a cannabis plant. Kraken Black Pepper is a very special hybrid that derives from OG Kush, Durban Poison, Hindu Kush, and Lemon Thai strains. With the indica genetics hailing from the Kush side, and sativa genetics coming from the famous Durban and Lemon Thai, this strain comprises versatile genetics manifesting in amazing flavours and highs.
As the name of this strain suggests, spicy and peppery flavours can be expected upon setting ablaze those mythical nugs. Woody and earthy fragrances can also be detected when taking a whiff of the flowers. Kraken Black Pepper induces equally relaxing and euphoric effects, perfect for a camping trip when sitting by the bonfire, telling stories about mythical creatures of sea and land.
Kraken Black Pepper (Western Cultured) feminized
Kraken Black Pepper was developed by Western Cultured to bring myth into reality. This strain exudes a unique flavour profile with a spicy kick and well-balanced effects. Get ready to release the beast for yourself!
Instead of tentacles, Kraken Black Pepper develops sturdy branches to support her spicy flowers. She has harnessed great growth characteristics from her robust parent strains, which have each been heavily stabilised over the years. When the flowering phase comes to an end, the terpene profile will already have made its presence well-known. Once buds are dried and cured, the scents and flavours of this beast will truly be unleashed.