Pepper Chile Serrano Tampiqueno HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Serrano Tampiqueno HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum annuum

Item #0085

78 days from transplanting. There is a reason you see so many recipes for Mexican or hot food using 'Serrano Tampiqueno' peppers; they have the distinctive, hot flavor required for many dishes. Try our Mango-Serrano Pico de Gallo to liven up grilled fish, or our Cilantro-Serrano dressing for a different twist on salad (recipes inside packet). Plants are big-2' to 3' wide and tall, and will be dripping with hot peppers. 6,000-23,000 Scoville Heat units (medium-hot to hot).

This packet yields approximately 74 plants started indoors.

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Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:

Start indoors,
plant seedlings
18"-24" apart outside

When to sow outside: For mild climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when both air and soil temperatures are at least 70°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°?90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, and when daytime temperature is at least 70°F, and nighttime temperature is at least 55°F. Mild Climates: Also sow in late summer.

Harvesting: Serranos may be harvested either green or red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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Pepper Chile Serrano Tampiqueno HEIRLOOM Seeds


Item #0085

0.40 grams

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