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One can find a lot of contradicting information about this topic on the web. It would be nice to have a definite answer to this question.

Does anyone have a solitary plant (with guaranteed no other plants in the neighbourhood) that produces berries? Or are there any studies that came to a conclusion?

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From my experience with these peppercorn plants. They tend to self pollinate at a slower rate than lets say black pepper or garden average bells and jalepeno's.

These plants don't always flower a female companion. Sometimes it takes a lot of time depending on its age as well. They are kinda like the pineapple of the peppercorn families.

My recommendation would be to obtain a red plastic green house overlay and shade it with that. Or just get a red grow light to assist the flowering process. It fastens the cycle up a bit.

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