You may have heard of the traditional Serrano pepper, but have you heard of the prolific Purple Serrano? Also known as the Purple Serrano Chili, Serrano Chili, or Serrano Chili Pepper, this beautiful purple-colored pepper is slightly longer than the traditional serrano pepper and are milder in spice. The similarity they share is having the same shape, resembling a candle-flame shape. Ripens from green to purple, Serrano Chilie will have sweet, fresh flavors with some spice. Don’t forget to harvest them when they turn purple because if you leave the Purple Serrano on the plant for too long, they will turn red. This is delicious to add to your Pico de Gallo, salads, and salsas!
Fun Fact: Serrano in Spanish means “of the mountain” and “highlander.”
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Heat Level: 8,000 – 22,000 Scoville heat units
Days to Harvest: 85+ Days
# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds
If you're curious to grow more Serrano peppers, we also carry the Tampiqueno Serrano pepper.