The Spanish Piquillo pepper (a.k.a. the little beak pepper) is usually seen coming out of a jar. This sweet pepper with modest heat –nearly imperceptible– has both smoky and tart undertones. It received a European PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) and cannot be commercially grown outside its Navarra, Spain region, but we have home garden seeds available for you to grow them in your own garden.
A rare heirloom from Northern Spain with a real surprising and delicious flavor. The 3”-4” peppers ripen from olive-green to fire-red. They grow on productive 3’ tall open-pollinated plants. Capsicum annuum (85) Days
Heat Level: Very Mild Scoville 0-500
~ Packet contains 10 seeds.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 36” apart. Harvest peppers when they are red.