PHU QUOC ISLAND PEPPER
Phu Quoc produces over an incredible 1000 tons of the best quality black pepper each year. You’ll find pepper plantations mostly around the central and northern parts of the island and most farmers won’t mind you stopping to take photo’s or viewing these amazing storks of pepper trees or the drying pepper. Organized tours also visit the 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 1000 tons of pepper every year, with the main harvesting season running from February through to July, however you can visit the farms all year round.
Phu Quoc pepper is famous for its heat, pungency and strong aroma, especially the red pepper. In Phu Quoc, farmers do not use chemical fertilizers but organic fertilizers and dry peppers under the sunlight instead of by machine as in other regions. There is approximately 385 ha of pepper plantations on Phu Quoc Island. Ripe peppercorns are collected by hand and divided into 3 kinds: black pepper, white pepper, and red pepper.