Gathering Place White Peppers grow organically in the multi-tiered food forests of a Farmers’ Cooperative in Southern India. Peppercorns are the fruit of an evergreen climbing vine, and they are most commonly seen winding up coconut trees, thriving in the partial shade. Black, white, and green peppercorns all come from the same plant, but they are harvested at different times and handled in different ways. Black peppercorns are soaked in water, leaving the white peppercorn when the outer hull is removed. When powdered, white pepper’s earthy flavour can be used in Asian cooking, as well as added to soups, stir-fry, and marinades.