Pepperberries are ripe for the picking across Australia, with the spicy black fruit becoming somewhat of a niche product.
Chris Read from Diemen Pepper told the Mercury that it was a good year for the harvest this year, with about 80 per cent of Diemen Pepper's spice exported to North America and Europe.
Mr Read said that he was only one of a few pepperberry merchants on the island.
"But we are now on the cusp of a commercial enterprise for Tasmania and we are looking to perhaps invest in orchards," he told the Mercury on May 9.
Pepperberries – also known as native pepper – is found in the cool Tasmanian rainforests and can be used in vinaigrettes, pasta, savouries and soup.
Diemen Pepper offers a variety of products including fresh leaf, milled leaf powder, frozen berries, fresh fruit, Diemen Pepper tapas oil and Diemen Pepper pepperberry vinegar.
You can explore these Diemen Pepper offerings for yourself by booking your spot in the Herbaceous food and beverage tours!
The Huon Valley-Channel Herbaceous tour allows you to explore a number of food and wine producers in the region, which may include places such as Hartzview Vineyard, Clauson Orchard, Apple and Heritage Museum, Grandvewe Sheep Cheese, Panorama Vineyard and of course – Diemen Peppers!
Visit the Herbaceous tours website to book your foodie experience today!