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Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« on: October 15, 2019, 05:05:44 PM »
Looking for Szechuan/Sancho pepper trees and your experience growing them apprciated. I believe you need male and female? Is it really cold hardy?

Thanks,
-Kris

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 05:37:09 PM »
Itís the best sauce in the galaxy morty lol
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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 05:54:05 PM »
I only know the reference because my wife loves that show. I can't stand it. :(
-Kris

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 06:48:38 PM »
Its verry cold hardy.Temperate tree ,zone 6.
I tryed to grow a south african relative as decorative tree for the spikes on the trunk.

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 09:01:06 PM »
I got a pair from OneGreenWorld in Oregon, they have beautiful plants and do a great job shipping them.

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2019, 08:06:58 PM »
In Goa, on the west coast of India they use   Tefal or Triphal  ( Zanthoxlum Simulans ?) in making of  mackeral fish curry. This pepper is not hot but has a lemony aroma. It is used to impart a tingling sensation to the bucal mucosa as you consume the curry. Wonder if Sechuan pepper has the same function. I have a young  Triphal tree in my garden. The bark and leaves are spiny.

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2019, 08:16:05 PM »
http://www.aayisrecipes.com/from-our-garden/mistress-of-spices-teppal-or-tirphal/

Yes, it appears to be the same.

From the recopies I found, the fish appears to be what we call 'Scad'. I imagine the taste is quite good.

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2019, 08:43:29 PM »
http://www.aayisrecipes.com/from-our-garden/mistress-of-spices-teppal-or-tirphal/

Yes, it appears to be the same.

From the recopies I found, the fish appears to be what we call 'Scad'. I imagine the taste is quite good.

Scad is horse mackerel.Japanese like it and me also here.
Taste not as fishy as the mackerel and its a smaller fish .Biggest i ate were half the size of a mackerel but normally what i catch its 6-8 inch long.

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 08:58:30 PM »
Literature says you need a male and female, but in my past experiences, a single plant has always produce berries on it's own after a while and they were fertile as well. Mine came from seeds brought from SE Asia by family and the plant was hardy to at least 9b, but could possibly be a bit colder to???

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2019, 03:34:32 PM »
Szechuan pepper (Zanthoxylum simulans) is self fertile. One plant is enough to produce the spice. Other species - Z. piperitum, Z. coreanum and others are dioecious so you need female and male plant to produce seeds. 

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2019, 12:18:58 AM »
I need one of these now lol
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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2019, 12:55:41 AM »
planted several, lost all due to monsoon rains, even though growth was very good in dry season.

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2019, 10:26:10 AM »
My Sansho croaked while I was away for a week, and One Green World is out of stock, so I ordered a replacement from:

http://www.bayflora.com/index.html

Now to pray it is a female...

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Re: Wanted: Szechuan pepper
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2019, 04:56:02 PM »
I got a pair from OneGreenWorld in Oregon, they have beautiful plants and do a great job shipping them.

Be advised: Every time I go to OneGreenWorld's website my computer is attacked by a risk that my antivirus software says is "high", but was blocked. So...

Just a friendly FYI. Their site must not be very secure so it might be best to do transactions over the phone if you do. It's a shame bc I really liked some of what they had :/

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