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Pimenta dioica - Allspice Tree


Pimenta dioica - Allspice Tree (Pimenta dioica - Allspice Tree)

This Allspice tree in Balboa Park is loaded with fruit. Allspice is a very commonly used spice in Caribbean cooking. This is where I usually go to get my fresh Allspice every year. :>) Photo taken Nov. 11, 2010.



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One of my "secret" ingredients in my moussaka.

12 Nov, 2010

 

Yes I use it a lot especially around Christmas but I think over here it is from the West Indies?

12 Nov, 2010

 

Meanie:

It sounds good! :>)

13 Nov, 2010

 

Drc726:

This tree is native to the Caribbean. It's a very easy tree to grow here...and it's pretty drought tolerant also.

13 Nov, 2010

 

If you're growing nutmeg too I'll give you the recipe!!!

13 Nov, 2010

 

Thanks Delonix

13 Nov, 2010

 

Delonix, you certainly have some spectacular trees over there. I have a friend in Santa Barbara & she's lucky, also, to live in a climate that's so friendly to tropical plants.

14 Nov, 2010

 

Lauram:

Yes, we're very lucky here in San Diego to be able to grow so many tropical plants outside which most of the U.S. can't. San Diego, CA and Miami, Florida has the mildest climates in the U.S. outside of Hawai'i.

14 Nov, 2010

 

Meanie:

I can't say for certain. Although, it's highly unlikely a Nutmeg tree (Myristica fragrans) would survive outside the the very hot and humid tropics.

14 Nov, 2010

 

I love allspice a much underrrated spice here.

18 Nov, 2010

 

Dottydaisy2:

I like it too...however, don't use it too much. At least I know where to get my fresh Allspice. lol! There's two almost 20ft/6.1m trees in this garden in Balboa Park.

19 Nov, 2010

 

Plenty to go around then?

25 Nov, 2010

 

Dottydaisy2:

Yes, every branch end was loaded with fruits on this tree.

26 Nov, 2010



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