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Chilli Pepper 'Padron' (Medium - The Tapas Pepper)

Capsicum anuum, Chili Pepper

Half-hardy Annual

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Enjoy the taste of this Spanish Tapas Pepper picked fresh from your own garden. Chilli Pepper 'Padron' is variable in heat but ideally picked small and green for the lowest levels of heat. As the chillies get larger and mature to red, the heat increases. Chilli Pepper 'Padron' is excellent added to stir fries, stuffed or grilled. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 40cm (16”).


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How to grow chilli peppers

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (10 chilli pepper seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 3 days
    • £2.19

Sow Chilli Pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Chili peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing chilli peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space pepper plants at a distance of 50cm (20") apart.

Water chilli pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season and feed weekly with a high potash tomato fertiliser once the first fruits have set. Taller varieties of chilli peppers may require staking. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. In greenhouses, maintain high humidity by damping down paths daily. Harvest chillies singly by cutting them from the plant with secateurs or pull the entire plant when full of red peppers, and hang upside down in the kitchen for use all year round. Chilli peppers grown outdoors must be harvested before the first frosts.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. Prize Winners!

    By Christine A Jones 06-10-2011

    A lovely chilli early and prolific. Mine grew to an impressive size while still green and won first prize at a well contested agricultural show. A must grow for next season.

  2. Awesome

    By Matthew Graham 03-09-2011

    Got addicted ti these on a trip to Barcelona so I was very happy to see last year that T&M stocked the seeds. Have had a few batches of these already and the plants are still going strong, and the peppers themselves are sublime. Would recommend growing in a greenhouse though, the outdoor ones didn't do so well. Definitely on my list to grow next year.

  3. Great fun

    By David Browne 24-09-2010

    Grew these last year (bought seeds elsewhere but assume the same quality) in cheap plastic greenhouse. Eight plants provided four nights of chilli roulette for up to eight people. About one in five or 6 was hot, some very hot, but all tasted lovely. A definate for nect year.

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