The spice green pepper grows on a tropical, perennial climbing plant. The plant can grow to a height of 6 to 9 metres and grows best in a tropical climate. The green, still immature berries have a smooth outside and have a diameter of only 2.5 to 3 mm. They are picked by hand in order to maintain the best quality. Verstegen's green pepper comes exclusively from Madagascar, because here is the best climate for growing green pepper.