Within its single small reddish brown berry lies a mixture of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg & juniper berry flavors. Pimento is the major spice produced in Jamaica, and Jamaica is still one of its' chief producers. At the end of the nineteenth century, it became fashionable to have umbrellas made of pimento. The great demand led to wanton cutting of the saplings and it was only through strict controls legislated in 1882 and equally strict enforcement of them that saved the young pimento trees from disappearing all together. The name allspice origninated from the popular notion that the pimento berry contains the characteristic flavour and aroma of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper, all combined in one spice. The trees have also been found in Mexico, but it is Jamaica that has the longest history, having been in continuous production since the tree was identified in about the year 1509.