De Padron Hot Chile Pepper

55-65 days. This prized Spanish heirloom is setting the culinary world of tapas on fire. Often referred to as Spanish Roulette, one out of five Peppers may be extremely hot. De Padron yields thin-walled, conical 1" by 3" fruits with a normal Scoville heat index of 500, although the odd one will stun you with up to 25,000 heat units! The plants grow from 18" to 24" tall, yielding an abundant profusion of green hot Chile Peppers that mature to red. Normally picked when green, De Padron is so popular that there is a whole festival held in its honor each year in Padron, Spain. For your own tapas party, fry whole green De Padron in olive oil until white blisters appear. Drain on paper towels and season with coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper. Holding the stem, eat whole with a cool beer! (OP.)

One packet of about 20 seeds
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$4.15
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