Pimientos de Padran


Species: Capsicum Annuum

SHU (Scoville Heat Rating): 500 – 2 500

Flavour: Rich, earthy and sweet

Availability: 5 in stock

Pimientos de Padrón are small, bright green peppers that come from the municipality of Padrón in Galicia, in the northwest part of Spain. They’re usually mild in flavour, with low levels of capsaicin. But you can also order them all on their own: just a plate piled high with glistening, steaming peppers. These are small peppers about 2 inches (5 cm) long, with a colour ranging from bright green to yellowish green, and occasionally red. Their peculiarity lies on the fact that, while their taste is usually mild, a minority (10-25%) are particularly hot. Whether a given pepper ends up being hot or mild depends on the amount of water and sunlight it receives during its growth, in addition to temperature. It’s said that solely watering the soil of the plant is likely to produce milder pimentos, whilst watering the whole plant, leaves and stalks included, produces peppers of the spicier variety.

Small Seed Pack (10 seeds minimum), Medium Seed Pack (25 seeds minimum)