Chili pepper 'Padron'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Padron'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Padron likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Padron is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Planting Padron in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 is ideal for as it does best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Padron from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 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 Padron about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Padron

As Padron is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Padron

Chili pepper Padron Etymology

Heirloom red chile from Spain.

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Padron'


Other Names for Chili pepper 'Padron'

Piquillo, Pimiento de Padron