Chilli Pepper Plant - Padron
The ‘Padron’ chilli pepper has the best of both worlds! Weighing in at a reasonable 2,000 - 3,000 SHU this chilli pepper is for those that don’t want overpowering heat. Many people pick this chilli premature (green) before it develops any heat or others allow the fruits to turn red for that hot flavour. When you pick from you chilli pepper plant is all dependant on your desired heat!
Supplied in a 10cm pot, your chilli pepper plant will produce an abundance of these luscious green fruits. The ‘Padron’ chilli is a variety that originates from northwestern Spain. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that this chilli is very popular in Spanish cuisine! The ‘Padron’ is usually fried in olive oil and seasoned with salt as part of a tapas spread.
So why not bring the taste of Spanish tapas to your very own home picked straight from your chilli pepper plant, a must-have for any keen chilli enthusiast.
Caring for your Padron
Your chilli plant will perform best in a greenhouse but will produce a good crop in a sunny sheltered location outdoors. It is important that you give it time to adjust to its new environment. Check the compost is moist and if required leave the plant to soak in approximately 5mm water for 5-10 minutes or until the top of the compost is damp. Stand the plant in a warm, light, airy place such as a windowsill or conservatory and allow to grow, ensuring that the compost is kept moist.