Starling Farm is a plantation located in the heart of the world’s largest pepper producing region, Kampot Province, in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Starling Farm is a member of the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA), with the status of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), guaranteeing a product of the highest quality.
Concerned by the deforestation problems of Cambodia, Starling Farm has put new techniques in place – building solid brick columns for the pepper vines to grow around instead of the traditional wooden poles. While the wood poles have to be replaced every few years, the bricks will last for ten or twenty years easily, significantly increasing the benefits of the technique. It’s also come up that it allows them to doubled the amount of pepper Starling Farm could grow per square meter when compared to traditional wooden poles, where they would have two or three plants around a wooden pole, they could have up to eight around a brick column.
All Starling Farm peppers are totally organic and grown using traditional methods dating back more than 1,000 years. Starling Farm pepper is sun-dried for several days before being sorted with tweezers, sterilized and vacuum-packed to get you as fresh as it left the plantation.
Kampot Pepper is the world’s most popular pepper. The citrus aromas combine with a unique warmth to produce an incomparable sensation and taste.
Definitely an exceptional product!
Excerpt from Channel 4 UK’s Spice Trip program when they visited Starling Farm in Cambodia. Originally aired on the UK national TV network on 9th December 2012.