Pepper Chile Padron HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Padron HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum annuum

Item #0281

60 days from transplanting. Play a game of Spanish roulette with your taste buds. 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" to 1 1/2", range from 500 to 2,500 Scoville units, but may be hotter at 2"?3" and as they ripen to red. Recipe inside.

This packet yields approximately 20 plants when started indoors.

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Days to Emerge:
10 - 25 Days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row/Mound 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 soil temperature is 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 temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: Also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Harvesting: Pick when 1""-1 1/2"" long for appetizers. Can be harvested at any stage for other culinary uses. 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.

Artist: Susie Hyer

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