Hot Pepper, 'Pimiento de Padron'
Brought back from South America by Spanish monks in the 16th century and grown in the village of Padron in Galicia ever since, these smoky little numbers about drown us every summer we grow them! Grown outdoors, the tall bushy plants are lush, verdant, and loaded. We've learned early on to, Pick Them Young! 1-1.5” is just the right size and seems to ensure that they keep on flowering and flowering and don’t get too hot. Eaten throughout Spain as finger food that is first blistered in hot olive oil then sprinkled with sea salt then served, stem and all. A delicious game of “Spanish Roulette” awaits as every so often the experience of the subtly spicy, melt in your mouth pepper you’ve come to love and expect delivers a spicy kick that will most certainly sweep in a moment of panic. IF they get away from you, think about letting them ripen for a spicy red chili! You will not regret growing these.
65 days. UO
Packet: 30 seeds
Product Code: PEP-PA-pkt
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Indoors, 5-8 weeks before your last frost date.
Transplant out after danger of frost (50+ nighttime temps).
Note: Protect well from the cold!
12-18" spacing in rows 18" apart.
10-14 days @ soil temp 70-85F
Moderate. Prefers well-drained, fertile soil with ample phosphorous and calcium and a pH between 6.5-6.8.
Pepper seeds will germinate very slowly and poorly in cold soil.
Use a floating row cover to keep plants warmer during the day and as protection from cold nights.
Harvesting ripe fruit consistently will encourage fruit production.
Padrons can be mild when picked under 1.5" but we are not making any promises!