Serrano Tampiqueño Hot Pepper

Nature & Nurture Seeds

Capsicum annuum

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Pkt(≈25 seeds)
VALUE SIZE: 1/40 oz (≈ 100 seeds)

Flavorful hot pepper harvested green or red that grows on very productive plants. A favorite of former crew member Jason who brought them to our attention. These peppers rated high for flavor in our 2016 hot pepper trials. Fruit are 2.5" long and 0.5" wide and are quite hot. Upright plants reach 3’ tall and grow well without stacking. Popular in Mexican and Thai cuisine, they are ideal for salsas, curries, hot pepper vinegar, and pickling. Can be grown in containers.

75-78 days to maturity

All peppers are warm-weather loving plants. These pepper plants have the capacity to grow big & produce lots of peppers if given proper care. Sow seeds indoors 3/15-4/1 into good seed starting mix (we recommend Vermont Compost’s Fort Light). Ideal temperature for germination is 80-90° (use heating mat). Days to germination: 6-28. Once leaves appear, grow plants at 72°. Be sure seedlings have adequate light (a windowsill will not do for peppers) and keep plants from becoming pot-bound because this will permanently stunt plants. If seedlings are getting too big for their pot but the weather is still too cold outside, transplant them into bigger pots. Plant seedlings outside late May into fertile garden soil with lots of compost or decomposed manure. If your soil pH is greater than 7 (which is typical of clay soils in Southeast Michigan) add sulfur to acidify soil before planting. Space plants 1 ½ - 2ft apart. If plants begin to flower when plants are less than 1ft tall, hand remove early flowers for 2 weeks until plants are bigger. Stake plants.