I thought I'd give chowhound a try..
When I was head chef of the Normandie in San Rafael back in the 70s I use to get these green pepercorns in a small can from Rycoff distributors( I think that's how you spell it)..
they were soft and in a green brine..they made an excelent pepper sauce..
I've searched the web and gourmet food stores and no one knows what I'm talking about..
I wonder if Rycoff is still even in business?I live far from SF now and wonder if anyone has seen them before or knows where to get them..
Thank you for any info