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Heirloom Serrano Hot Pepper Seeds


Heirloom Serrano Hot Pepper Seeds


I am a hot pepper nut. I love the plants and the wonderful recipes I come up with to use the all. I grow a fairly large variety of peppers, from sweet to scorching hot. Serrano is the big brother of Jalapeno. It was developed from a Jalapeno to be slightly larger and twice as hot. You can pick them at any time and any stage and use them the same as you would a Jalapeno pepper. Be careful and adjust the amount you use to fit the heat you can tolerate.

Red is the last stage before the pepper falls off on its own. It is also the hottest stage of the pepper. They start as mild when first forming and steadily get hotter as they grow bigger. I get bushels of them each year and make sauces, salsas and use them in a bunch of recipes. This pepper has a wonderful fruity taste.

Rated at 10,000 to 25,000 Scoville Units in heat intensity. They are very hot and spicy with just the right amount of heat for me! For comparison, a pimento pepper is 100 Scoville Units and a habanero pepper is 350,000 to 580,000 Scoville Units. Each packet contains 25+ seeds.

Pepper should be started indoor approximately 8 weeks prior to the last frost of the spring.

Sow ΒΌ” deep in a well-drained starting medium. Seeds require lots of warm to germinate; medium should be between 80-85 degrees F. Using a heat mat, available at home and garden store and elsewhere, can help to ensure ideal conditions. Additionally, young starts will fare much better with additional light. Place in a window or sunny location that receives lots of southern or southwestern sun exposure. Consider supplementing with artificial lighting if possible.

Set plants out 2 to 3 weeks after average last frost when the soil has warmed and the weather has settled. Peppers can be temperamental when it comes to setting fruit if temperatures are too hot or too cool. Nighttime temperatures below 60 F or above 75 F can reduce fruit set.

Additional information

Weight 2 oz
Dimensions 7 × 5 in


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