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Capsicum annuum


Pimiento de Padron is a traditional tapas chilli from Galicia in Northwest Spain, where the young green fruit are harvested when about 5cm long.

Left on the plant, the fruit will eventually grow to about 3 x 10cm, turning from green to red as they mature. At this stage, the fruit are thin-fleshed, quite hot and useful as a spice.

Harvesting seed

Wear gloves when handling chillies.

Select only ripe, healthy fruits; cut open and take out the seeds.

Dry out on a kitchen towel and then store in an airtight container in a freezer.

Additional Info

Seed viability
5 years
Nominal value
6 pence/seed