These peppers are a favorite in the Northwestern region of Spain. The Padron Peppers are mild and oh so flavorful to use in your dish. In Spanish regions, the peppers are typically sautéed in olive oil with a pinch of salt, and then eaten as an appetizer. These peppers can be picked when they are green, or you can leave them until they are red. The fully ripened Padron peppers can grow to 2-3 inches long, and they can take 60 days to reach maturity which is perfect for those who would like to have a ripe pepper immediately. You can make fried Padron peppers, stuffed Padron peppers, roasted Padron peppers, grilled Padron peppers, and more!
WARNING: Plants adjust to small, gradual changes in their environment better than sudden shifts, which is what the hardening off process is all about. Just as you get burned when you bare your untanned skin to the sun, leaves of plants started indoors will develop pale, sunburned patches if they are suddenly exposed to too much sun. The story has a happier ending when you introduce seedlings to bright light and sheltered breezes gradually, over a period of one to three weeks.
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 2,500+ Scoville Heat Units
Origin: South America
Length: 4-6 Inches Tall
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