This pepper grows on big trees from the Tropical forest in hot and humid regions of the South east of the Madagascar Island. Its name comes from the word “voa”, which means fruit and “tsiperifery” which is the name of the plant in Malagasy. It is a very rare pepper that is harvested completely by hand by Malgache villager communities from June through August only.
This pepper is ideal with grilled red meats. Its woody perfume brings out the meat’s best qualities. It also marries well with pork, lamb and foie gras. On the sweet side, it is excellent in a red berry fruit salad or chocolate lava cake.