Phu Quoc is also famous for its Pepper fields. In the picture you can see a pepper plantation I found while riding with my rented motorbike. Someone told me that depending on the time the seeds are collected they become white, red or black pepper.
Phu Quoc produces over an incredible 400 tonnes of the best quality black pepper each year. Youâ€™ll find pepper plantations mostly around the central and northern parts of the island and most farmers wonâ€™t mind you stopping to take photoâ€™s or viewing these amazing storks of pepper trees or the drying pepper. Organised tours also visit the Khu Tuong pepper gardens for a close look at the pepper gardens and cover the overall harvesting and drying process.
Vietnam is the leading global exporter of Black peppercorns with the best quality black pepper in Vietnam coming from Phu Quoc with big solid corns. Phu Quoc currently produces in excess of 400 tonnes of pepper every year, with the main harvesting season running from February through to July, however you can visit the farms all year round.
Peppercorn farmers have been struggling recently due to lower world pepper prices so some farmers are switching to other crops such as the Myrtle fruit for wine production which bring in more money.
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