Serrano Tampiqueno Hot Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum annuum)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 75-80 days
- Days to Germination:
- 14-21 days @ 75-95F
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Serrano Tampiqueno Pepper
Club shaped medium hot smooth peppers have medium thick walls and ripen from green to bright red. Classic fresh, market and pickling pepper.
Serrano Tampiqueno means "from the mountains", first grown in mountains around Puebla and Hidalgo, Mexico.
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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Great plants. Hope next year they are more productive.
I've grown this pepper for two summers now, and I have to say it is fantastic in every way. This is one of the traditional peppers used in Latino cooking. Compared to a jalapeno it is like the Jaguar sports car and the jalapeno a common sedan. It grows in the shade, in the sun, in the wet and cold, and in the hot and dry, a prolific and versatile variety. I have so many of these peppers the neighbors all come by to see if they can take home a dozen or so. If you smoke them over a flame and then use them in dishes/salsa they are extremely tasty.
This is an amazing pepper. I did a poor job categorizing when I started my plants, which resulted in accidentally planting seven of them in my five by ten community garden plot in Chicago. At the Illinois State Fair with these peppers, my wife and I won the hot pepper other class and won Best of Show for peppers.