Production volume of pepper India 2022, by state
Pepper vines are mostly grown in hilly terrain with well-drained soil under high temperatures and ample rainfall. They need additional support such as other trees or trellis for promoting climbing to prevent the fruits from touching the ground. The leading producers of pepper in India are the southern states – Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The total area under pepper cultivation in the country was estimated to be over 139 thousand hectares as of the financial year 2019.
Land of spices
The Indian subcontinent is well known as the land of spices. The country dominates the spice market and has been producing varieties of spices for centuries, including pepper. Spices are mainly incorporated in everyday cuisine, and many have medicinal properties.