Pimiento de Padron Hot Pepper
- Open pollinated. 50 days. Heirloom.
- Pimiento de Padron Hot Pepper is a Spanish heirloom and tapa bar favorite.
- This chile is sweetly delicious when young but acquires a bite with maturity. About one in twenty peppers will take off the top of your head, a culinary Spanish roulette.
- Harvested green when the size of an olive. Traditionally sauteed in olive oil, sprinkled with salt and served in a bowl.
Planting Directions: Sow seed indoors 8 weeks before last frost. Plant seed ¼” deep in sterile seed mix and maintain soil temperature of 65? to 95° with 85° optimum for germination. Germinates in 5 to 14 days. Transplant when first set of true leaves appear. Fertilize regularly and provide at least 12 hours of light per day. Transplant into garden when soil temperatures are70°-85? in soil enriched with rich compost or a general purpose fertilizer. Space plant 12” apart and water moderately and evenly until peppers form. Reduce water as peppers mature. Peppers need warmth to grow so do not rush transplanting into the garden.