Growing Non-GMO Serrano Tampiqueño Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 70-80
- Days to Germination: 7-21
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12-18"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Plant Height: 18-36"
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Fertile, organically rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Serrano Tampiqueno Color: Bright red when ready to harvest
- Serrano Tampiqueno Scoville: ~16,500 SHU
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and rot in poorly drained, oversaturated soils. Watch for aphids and whiteflies.
How to Grow Serrano Tampiqueño Hot Pepper from Seed
Pepper is a heat-loving crop that does not perform well in shade or cold soils. Pepper seeds are best if started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost for transplanting. Sow 2-3 seeds 1/4” deep per cell or peat pot in fertile, organically rich, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Jalapeno M pepper seeds germinate in 7-21 days, transplanting best starts 12-18” apart in the garden or one plant per container. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers with a phosphorus-rich potting mix and will benefit from staking and support as they become top-heavy during fruit production.
While they are perennials native to the tropical areas of the Americas, hot serrano pepper plants grow in most USDA hardiness zones as an annual during each zone's frost-free growing season. To maximize the harvest, Serrano Tampiqueno pepper seeds should be started indoors 8 to 10 weeks before your last frost date. Transplant into a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight, and keep the soil evenly moist.
Serrano Tampiqueño Hot Pepper in the Vegetable Garden
Pepper is one of the most diverse, showy, and flavorful fruits grown in the annual garden bed. Available in nearly every possible color and shape from the super sweet to super spicy, pepper grows stronger and tastes better with a season of full sun and high heat. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers and can even perennially overwinter in warm enough regions, maturing into bushy, vibrant, and well-stemmed patio favorites.
Serrano Tampiqueno pepper plants grow to approximately 30” to 36” tall and will continuously produce slender red peppers once the first fruits reach maturity in 80 days.
The relatively compact growth habit of Serrano Tampiqueno pepper seeds allows them to be easily grown in containers, raised beds, and gardens with limited space.
Harvesting Serrano Tampiqueño Hot Pepper
Some sweet and bell peppers can be harvested as soon as 60-70 days, but most hot varieties are ready about 100 days from sowing or when skin has changed color. Know the individual variety you are sowing to know when color has reached ripeness. Peppers can be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen and change color on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit. If working with hot peppers, wear gloves to avoid skin contact with capsaicin.
About Serrano Tampiqueño Hot Pepper Seeds
The capsaicin that gives hot peppers their heat can cause burning sensations on the skin when you're preparing and cutting the peppers. Many chefs where gloves while cutting hot peppers to avoid direct contact. Whether you choose to wear gloves or not, remember to avoid touching your face and eyes after cutting into a serrano hot pepper, and wash your hands with soap and water after you're done.
A little pepper with a BIG kick. Serrano Tampiqueno is a large plant that can grow about 2' wide and equally as tall, but the peppers are fairly small themselves.
This Serrrano is a real favorite South of the border where its from.
Don't worry, you don't need much! Serranos are HOT so be prepared for a real mouth kicking wallop when you use them. If the peppers are too hot, remove the seeds and this will bring down the heat level.
Remember that Serranos are not really a drying pepper. Their walls are just too thick and are best used fresh.
Very popular in salsas, sauces, soups and stews.
Serrano Tampiqueño Hot Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Packet - Approx 140 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 4,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 16,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approx 64,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 320,000 Seeds
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