IF YOU live in the urban area and you have some space or a tree around your home, you can grow the Paniyur variety of black pepper from India. You can make it climb the trunk of a mahogany tree or some other species. You may also use a cement post as stake. If not, if you have a concrete fence, the black pepper can attach itself to the concrete. Just like what a housewife from Parañaque told me she did.
If you are the entrepreneurial type who has a farm planted with lots of mahogany trees, you can grow the Paniyur in a big way. The good thing about the Paniyur is that it produces longer fruit spikes than the ordinary variety. It is also very pungent.
For your home cooking, adobo for instance, you can use the green, immature fruit spikes. That’s what they use in Thailand. If you go to the market there, there are green peppercorn in styropor containers for sale.
You might want to grow dwarf black pepper in pots or containers. The trick is to root fruiting stems. They will not develop into climging vines. They will stay low-growing but fruitful nevertheless.The trick was discovered in the 1960s by the late Salvador Dolar from UP Los Baños.