Brazilian pepper trees
were growing like weeds from the cracks in the concrete in LC 18 where space engineers launched Viking, Vanguard, Thor and Scout rockets vital to the development of today's cruise missiles.
Driving Over lemons and A Parrot in the Pepper Tree
were delights but a lame prologue had me worried that Steward had run out of steam.
Indeed, the phrase "peppercorn rent", which nowadays means a pittance, started off meaning expensive rent because in mediaeval times pepper (the seeds of the pepper tree
, piper nigrum) was more valuable than gold
This is also the time when the highly invasive Brazilian pepper tree
(Schinus terebinthifolius) reaches its peak in bountiful clusters of ruby red fruit that will last until the holidays.
His A PARROT IN THE PEPPER TREE
(095352275X) provides a sequel, continuing the story of his farm life as they clash with a misanthropic parrot who immerses himself in their life--and faces a threat to their valley from a proposed dam project.
Along with the vats, Williams and his team found large deposits of used seeds from the Peruvian pepper tree
In the brewery, researchers also found large deposits of used seeds from the Peruvian pepper tree
, Schinus molle.
Parrot in the Pepper Tree
, Chris Stewart - pounds 6.
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NOW YOUR ENEMY: Rob Loflin, an official on Florida's Sanibel Island, examines a Brazilian pepper tree
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