Pepper Padron (97-38)

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This is an interesting pepper and very popular. It produces a large quantity of small (1 1/2 or 2 inches by 2 or 3 inches) green peppers which are mostly sweet and mild when young, although a small percentage of them are hot. As they get mature, more become hot and hot weather also increases the heat of the pepper. That's the fun of them. They are a popular tapas in Spain, where they are pan charred in a bit of oil and sprinkled with coarse salt. Grab one by the stem, take a bite and steel yourself for some heat. Or maybe not. Pepper Roulette, they call it.

This is not a large plant; set out on 12-14 inch centers. 1 gram packet, approximately 100 seeds.


Reviews (3)

Suzie M 28th Jul 2017

Great taste

Vigorous plants, good producer and great pepper taste. Sometimes hot, sometimes sweet. We try to let them go longer on the plant for the sweetness. Seems to work. Either way, pan fry in oil and eat 'em up.

Bob 23rd Nov 2015

What Melinda wrote

Same in Central FL. Way too hot for me. Even my Ghost Pepper was milder when small (the only way I could tolerate them).

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