Pepper Chile Serrano Tampiqueño HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Serrano Tampiqueño HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum annuum

Item #0085

78 days from transplanting. There is a reason you see so many recipes for Mexican or hot food using Serrano Tampiqueño peppers; they have a distinctive hot flavor excellent for many dishes. Try our Mango-Serrano Pico de Gallo to liven up grilled fish, or our Cilantro-Serrano dressing for a different twist on salad (recipes inside packet). Plants are big — 2' to 3' wide and tall and will be dripping with hot peppers.
6,000-23,000 Scoville Heat Units (medium-hot to hot).

This packet yields approximately 60 plants started indoors.

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Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:

Start indoors,
plant seedlings
30” apart outside

When to sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost when air temperature is at least 70°F and soil temperature is at least 65°F.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost. In USDA zones 9 & 10, can also sow in midsummer for fall crop.

Harvesting: Serranos may be harvested either green or red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting, or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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