This unusual pepper is ideal picked when small and green for low levels of heat, because the heat increases as the fruits get larger and continue to mature to red. Also known as the Tapas Pepper, this is excellent added to stir fries. Originally introduced from South America, it produces a mass of small conical fruits, with a long curled pedicle. Play Spanish Roulette! Every batch of 10 or so peppers contains a hot one, and we mean really piquant! Because it is impossible to distinguish the hot pepper from the milder pods, eating a portion of Padrón peppers is popularly linked to the Russian Roulette. (Heat-3) but watch out for the odd one!
Surface-sow or barely cover the seeds indoors, and keep warm and moist. When sprouts appear move them to a sunny window. Set out well-developed transplants after last frost date when weather is warm. Peppers need rich moist soil and warm sunny conditions to flourish. Best sown in early spring.
Common name:TAPAS PEPPER
Packet Content:20 (Approx)