Chili pepper 'Pimiento de padron'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Pimiento de padron'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Pimiento de padron is thought of as half hardy, so remember to watch your frost dates and ensure you have this plant protected when the temperature dips. Pimiento de padron requires a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 - 8.5 - it grows best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Pimiento de padron from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Pimiento de padron about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Pimiento de padron

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pimiento de padron is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Pimiento de padron

Chili pepper Pimiento de padron Etymology

Heirloom from Padron, Spain.

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Pimiento de padron'


Other Names for Chili pepper 'Pimiento de padron'

Piquillo, Padron