Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd 14304 Mr Fothergill’s Pepper (Hot) Padron


  • A small mild ‘hot’ pepper traditionally used in ‘Tapas’
  • Likened to ‘Russian Roulette’ as 1 in 5-20 has volcanic heat
  • Excellent source of vitamin C, antioxidants and dietary fibre
  • Fry whole in olive oil and add sea salt
  • Larger peppers gain heat and can be used as other chilli peppers

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Product Description

Hot pepper padron seed by Mr. Fothergill’s. Famous Spanish ‘tapas’ pepper. A traditiol famous Spanish ‘Tapas’ pepper usually fried in olive oil and sea salt, it is also known as ‘Pimientos de Padron’. It is a celebrated speciality of the town of Padron, so much so that they have an annual festival in its honour. CAUTION: Can irritate eyes and skin. Useful Information: Vitamin C; Iron; Dietary fibre Sow and grow: For greenhouse crops, sow thinly indoors, February-April, 0.5 cm (1/4-inch) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20 degree C (60-68 degree F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Transplant to individual pots when large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Plant out May-June, to large pots, growing bags or into warm, well-drained soil in the greenhouse border. For outdoor crops: delay indoor sowing until March or April. Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out 40 cm (16-inch) apart, when frosts are over. Choose a warm, sunny spot. Outdoor crops will be smaller and later than those in a greenhouse. Harvest: July-October. Hints and tips: For ‘tapas,’ harvest when green and the size of an olive. Fry whole in olive oil and add sea salt. Larger peppers gain heat and can be used as other chilli peppers.

Box Contains

1x 20 Seeds Pack

Additional information

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 7.3 × 0.3 cm
Package Dimensions

‎14.5 x 7.3 x 0.3 cm; 10 Grams

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Moisture needs

‎Moderate Watering

Sunlight exposure

‎Full Sun

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Date First Available

1 May 2010


‎Mr Fothergill?s Seeds Ltd


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    P. Spencer

    Have germinated well. I used normal commercial compost and have them in a propagator on a warm, sunny window sill. I just need to look after them now. I would suggest you’ll need a greenhouse though.Used them last year too and had a decent crop – very tasty. Just fry in olive oil until they start to char/deflate; then sprinkle with sea salt. A taste of Spain.Good luck & enjoy!

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    sharon coombs

    These took an age to germinate indoors and then I only had two plants from a whole packet of seeds. Plants have grown but there is no fruit. Disappointed.

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    Amazon Customer

    My first harvest of padrone peppers, lightly fried them with sea salt, taste was amazing. I have plenty more coming.

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    it was an impulse buy in the beginning of the growing season and no regrets so far. good rate of germination, got 3 growing in a greenhouse and 1 outside, supplying me with delicious padrons. just keep the slugs away, they for some reason love it a lot.

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    Mrs. AS Goodwin

    These seeds have come up but it’s a bit early to comment on them otherwise as the plants are so small right now

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    Mr H

    Majority of seeds germinated and that’s expected. Good strong seedlings and plugs have now been potted on.

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    Just planted in seed trays – so can not comment on quality , flavour etc – but just love these little babies as tapas – go for it their fantastic

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    Geoff Bungle Goring

    Only produced half the qty of plants from the seeds and then the fruits were not hot at all

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    Amazon Customer

    Quick delivery and well packaged. I’ve just planted the seeds so watch this space.

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