Seed Tube Vegetables Chilli Padron
From the municipality of Padrón in the province of A Coruña, Galicia, northwestern Spain, a perfect tapas dish with meats and fish. Requires picking at an immature stage and frequent harvesting is essential. If fruits left to get bigger than 5 cm, then fruits will become quite pungent.
Fruit Habit – Pendant
Scoville rating – 3-12,000 SHU
Sow chilli seed indoors as early as January if you have a heated propagator, or from March if you don’t. Transplant seedlings into individual 7.5cm pots, when the first true leaves appear. Eventually, plant into the ground or individually in 30cm pots of peat-free, multi-purpose compost. If growing your chillies outside, wait until all risk of frost has passed before moving them to their final growing positions.
For more sowing instructions read our blog 'How to Sow & Grow'
The chilli plants can reach 1-1.2m tall and will continue to produce peppers so long as the pods are regularly picked. Spanish Tapas recipes usually roast them in olive oil and sprinkle with salt but they are excellent fresh, used in stir-fries or stuffing.