Pimiento de Padron Hot Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum annuum)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 55-85 days
- Days to Germination:
- 14-21 days @ 75-95F
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Pimiento de Padron Hot Pepper - The "Spanish Roulette" Pepper
Thin-skinned sweet frying pepper, the 2" long green fruits that may become spicy from Padron, Spain.
Traditionally used for delicious snacks or "tapas" when young. Picked when the peppers are about the diameter of an olive, the pods are fried whole in olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. One in every few is spicy, so you never know when you'll get a surprise ("Spanish Roulette").
Make sure to pick them small, as larger, more mature peppers are always hot. Superb on sandwiches, as salad toppings, or to perk up other vegetables.
Indigenous to Central and South America, peppers were developed into a crop plant around 3,000 BC or perhaps even earlier. Columbus introduced Capsicum into Europe and it also spread to Africa and Asia.
Peppers are used fresh, dried, and cooked. Peppers contain vitamins A and C.
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My husband loved these several years ago when he had them during a trip to Spain, so we were very happy to grow them ourselves. We have been growing them for 2 years now. The plants get about 3 feet high in our heavy clay soil and produce consistently until frost kills the plant. They did well in 2013s relatively cool and wet summer and did better in 2014s warmer and drier summer. This year, deer or bunnies nibbled a couple plants down to 4 inches high but left the rest of the patch alone. The victims recovered and continued producing. Husband is in the process of drying some of the surpluses to make paprika. We will definitely plant them next year as well.