National Geographic : 1908 Dec
Cr. -3 00 CHINESE PEPPER PLANTATION, MALAY PENINSULA Photo byHerbert West The pepper plant is supported by poles, as shown in the illustration, growing toaheight of12or15feet, and yields two crops a year. In the middle ages pepper was one of the most costlyofspices. The fruit isa bright red berry of about the size of a pea.