Padron Chilli Seeds (Tapas Pepper)
Padron Chilli 15 Seeds.
Padron Chilli Peppers are the main variety traditionally used in Spanish tapas dishes. They are mostly used whilst still green & immature and are very mild, however 1 in 10 may be very hot – a game of chilli roulette Padron chilli peppers are usually cone shaped and have slightly wrinkled appearance. The pods are green when immature like most chillis and are harvested at 3cm long and mature when red at about 10cm long by 4cm wide. Mature red ones will reach between 3,000 – 12,000 SHU so are of mild to medium heat.
The chilli plants can reach 1.2m in height and will continue to produce peppers as long as the pods are regularly picked.
Spanish Tapas recipes usually roast them in olive oil and sprinkle with salt over them but they are excellent fresh for stir-fries or stuffing.
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