Padron - Hot Pepper


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Looking for a Spanish heirloom pepper with a little bit of spice? Meet the Padron Hot Pepper! These peppers are named after the town where they originated, and are famous for their mild spiciness (with an occasional hot one thrown in). Perfect for sautéing in olive oil and enjoying as a tapas or appetizer, Padron Hot Peppers are best when harvested when they are 1-1 1/2" long. Keep in mind that about 1 out of every 20 fruits will be hot, but if you allow them to grow 2-3" long, they will all be hot! So whether you like it mild or spicy, the Padron Hot Pepper is sure to please.

Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. Peppers generally have long growing seasons and grow slowly during cool temperatures. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring. A week before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Peppers are less cold tolerant than tomatoes.

Scientific Name: Capsicum annum
Days to Maturity: 70-90 from transplants, 100-120 from seed
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Days to Sprout: 9-14
Plant Spacing: 12-18"
Row Spacing: 18-36"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 20"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No