Allspice, also known as Jamaica Pepper, Myrtle Pepper, Newspice, Pimenta, or Pimento. It is indigenous to the West Indies, Central and South America, and Jamaica. Allspice is harvested august through November, and it is the pea sized berry of the evergreen pimento tree. The berries are hand picked when they have fully ripened on the tree. Once ripened the berries have gone from green to purple in color. The cultivated berries are then dried and turn a dark red brown color. The berries have a flavor similar to cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger and pepper. The berries can be used whole or ground and go well with pepper, chiles, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, ginger, and garlic. A key ingredient in Jamaican Jerk Spice, Mulling Spice, Pickling Spice, and 5 Pepper Blend. Allspice can be used in savory and sweet applications. Use with soups, stews, root vegetables, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, lamb, beef, chicken, pork, and fish. Also use in cakes and desserts with fruit.