piaba piabinha@yahoo.com
Mon, 30 Jan 2006 13:12:40 PST
hi jim,

as i understand, the importation of sichuan
peppercorns into the US was enacted due to fears of
the citrus industry.  as you know, these peppercorns
are not in the pepper family (neither Capsicum --
Solanaceae -- nor black pepper -- Piperaceae) but a
true citrus.  

if i recall correctly, some kind of compromise was
reached so their importation is now allowed with
certain provisos.  

--- Jim McKenney <jimmckenney@starpower.net> wrote:
> I'm pretty sure I saw Sichuan peppercorns
> (Eleutherococcus) plants or seed
> advertised in the herb and spice section of a mass
> distribution nursery
> catalog recently. 
> If they put anyone in jail for it, they'll have
> plenty of company. 

Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam?  Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around 

More information about the pbs mailing list