Mr. Fothergill’s Chilli Pepper Padron Seeds

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A traditional famous Spanish ‘Tapas’ pepper usually fried in olive oil and sea salt, it is also known as ‘Pimientos de Padron’. It is a celebrated speciality of the town of Padron, so much so that they have an annual festival in its honour.
Peppers are a vital part of the cooking for so many dishes. Best crops will be achieved in a greenhouse, but smaller, later crops can be produced when grown in a sunny sheltered location outdoors. Some dwarf varieties are ideal for growing in pots on the patio.

For greenhouse crops, sow thinly indoors, February-April, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Transplant to individual pots when large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Plant out May-June, to large pots, growing bags or into warm, well-drained soil in the greenhouse border. For outdoor crops: delay indoor sowing until March or April. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 40cm (16″) apart, when frosts are over. Choose a warm, sunny spot. Outdoor crops will be smaller and later than those in a greenhouse. Harvest: July-October.

20 seeds

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