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Hot Portugal Pepper Seeds

Hot Portugal Pepper Seeds

SKU: Seeds-HotPortugal-10

7 total reviews

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Hot Portugal peppers have slowly made a comeback for both small gardeners and commercial growers alike. With its dependable and high-yielding growth, along with its appetizing flavors and moderate heat, no wonder why people love to grow them!

These plants may only grow up to 2 ft. tall, but they do hold sturdy. Hot Portugal peppers grow and mature earlier than others and can reach lengths of 6-7” long. These conical pods start off as a wrinkly dark green, but then ripen to a glossy, vivid red as if it was pumped back to life! Hot Portugal plants boast heavy yields of these peppers, so use as many as you’d like and store the rest away for later – no worries, they will last for a while!

The flavor is sweet like the Jimmy Nardello pepper, but its heat is what makes it different. The name “Hot Portugal” comes from its variable heat levels which can reach as high as 30,000 SHUs, or as hot as a Cayenne pepper! Use them for cooking, roasting, drying, and for sauce. If you can tolerate the heat, then you won’t regret adding these flavorful peppers to your food!

Get the right amount of heat for your peppers with our Medium Hot Pepper Seeds and Medium Hot Pepper Plants!


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 2 ft.
  • Pod Size: 6 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 80 - 89 days
  • Origin: Portugal
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 5,000-30,000

Growing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Paul Richards
Awesome hot Portugal seeds

Have gone through a couple large hot Portugal orders, all have germinated well, started a sauce company off these and one other seed we got, couldn’t ask for much more! (spiceweaselsauce if interested!)

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed