Welcome to The Pepperman (Natone) Website
The Pepperman, Rudy and Jan Visser started collecting Tasmanian Bush peppers (Tasmanian lanceolata) around the Natone area on the North West Coast of Tasmania in 2008. Tasmania's North West Coast is known as one of the greenest places on earth where the cleanest air in the world is sampled and recorded (the winds bring the air from Antarctica).
After the first year for collecting and studying the leaves and large fruit of the native black pepper tree in the bush he trialled growing some young pepper trees on a small acreage again in the Natone area. Today Rudy is known in the area as a person with a great amount of knowledge on the Tasmanian Rainforest pepperberry tree. He is currently expanding his orchard by using his highest yielding trees as his new stock.
He trying to achieve a much faster growing tree where in their third year they will be producing more larger pepperberries. At the moment he has a few fast growing trees that produce very large amounts of extremely large quality berries (up to 12mm in size) Now he will use this existing stock to produce the tree that will increase his existing production levels.