A favorite appetizer in Spain, these early maturing and thin-skinned peppers have a mellow flavor but every so often you’ll bite into one that is fiery hot! Appetizer-size peppers of 1″-1.5″, range from 500 to 2,500 Scoville heat units, but may be hotter at 2″-3″ and as they ripen to red. Plants grow up to 18″-36″ tall and 12″-24″ wide. A good variety for containers. Botanical Interests’® Padrón Chile Pepper Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 16 plants when started indoors.
60 days from transplanting to maturity.
Outdoors: For mild climates only, sow 2-4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. In mild climates, they may be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.