Kampot Pepper USA

Kampot Pepper


2010 marked a watershed in the renaissance of Kampot pepper with the establishment of a PGI (protected geographical indication) label by the Ministry of Trade and the French Development Agency.

Kampot pepper

became the first Cambodian agricultural product to be granted PGI

Kampot Pepper USA


propagated by cuttings

To comply with the PGI specifications, two varieties of pepper trees can be planted in the region: Kamchay and Lampong, (big leaves and small leaves). The plants grow rapidly along a 4-metre-tall wooden pole. Attaching the stem of the pepper along the pole using natural filaments made from wood bark is a meticulous task.  

Kampot Pepper USA


The soil is worked daily by the farmers in order to monitor the development and good health of each vine. Depending on the seasons, the work carried out consists of weeding, hoeing, adding fresh soil and natural fertilizer, mainly dried cow dung or bat guano mixed in the soil.

Kampot Pepper USA


Water is very important for pepper plantations. It is essential to install water reservoirs on the plantation in order to collect rain water during the rainy season, from June to October. This can be used to water each pepper vine manually once or twice a week during the dry season. 

Kampot Pepper USA


To fight against insects or diseases, we have developed our own natural pesticide formula with local roots and plants. This organic potion is sprayed on individual trees only when needed. 

Kampot Pepper USA


Genuine Kampot Pepper production reached over 90 Tons

Today, if you walk in the Kampot and Kep countryside, you will notice the region now boasts several hundred plantations, ranging from family-run plantations, with several hundred poles, to plantations covering more than 20 hectares.