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Piquillo Pepper Seeds

Piquillo Pepper Seeds

Mild Pepper Seeds

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Description:

A rare heirloom variety from Northern Spain, the Piquillo pepper means "little beak" in Spanish, used to describe this pepper's shape.

Grow these pepper plants in your garden and watch the sprout to 3 ft. tall, producing many of these 2-1/2" long pods that are smooth, shiny, and taper off to a point. You'll want to harvest these peppers when they turn red for the best flavor, as these peppers ripen from green to their final red color.

The Piquillo pepper is a tangy red pod that provides a smoky, sweet flavor and lightly simmering heat. There are several ways to incorporate Piquillo Peppers. You can fry, roast, or leave it raw, but roasted Piquillo peppers offer sweetness and flavor to many meals. The peppers have a type of firmness that is perfect for stuffing them into your meals because they have that nice crunch. Pick up some of these pepper seeds today!

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Specifications:

  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: 3 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 80 - 89 days
  • Origin: Spain
  • Species: Annuum
  • SHU: 500-1,000

Growing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

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Colin K.
Tough Germination

Started 20 seeds, gave them heat for three weeks, got 4 seedlings. All of my other peppers have >90% germination. Previous year I started 10 and got 0 (from a different supplier) so it might just be characteristic of this cultivar. If you want to try these my suggestion is to overseed 4-5X and give them at least 2-3 weeks on a heat pad to start.

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