Enjoy the taste of this Spanish Tapas Pepper picked fresh from your own plant. 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").
Patio, Greenhouse, Conservatory
Up to 50cm (19.7in)
Up to 40cm (15.7in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
1 packet (10 chilli pepper seeds) (TT00871)
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 25C (77F) until after germination, which takes up to 14 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Once germinated, reduce temperature and maintain at 15C (54F)
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags or containers in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors from mid June, in a sheltered position in full sun. Space pepper plants at a distance of 50cm (20") apart.
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