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Piquillo Spanish Sweet Pepper Seeds

Piquillo Spanish Sweet Pepper Seeds

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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 in your own garden.

For a delicious treat, make our
Marinated Piquillo Peppers Recipe »

A rare heirloom from Northern Spain with a really 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. Soak seeds overnight in water. 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 14-21 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.


All of our seeds are GMO-free.

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gabi
Great seeds, they really work!

Since fresh piquillo peppers are very hard to find in the US, I decided to grow them myself. I bought two packets=20 seeds in total that I started growing in December inside my house.
It took about 4 weeks for the seeds to sprout, I had 11 plants but unfortunately two have died, but I still have 9 beautiful plants growing stronger everyday. I strongly recommend this seeds, they really work and all you need is water, a seed starter tray and good soil. Now I just have to wait for my plants to start giving me some delicious piquillo peppers!

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Elaine
Yummy

These are delicious chiles, they do have a little kick of heat to them, and they taste so delicious when roasted and marinated with olive oil and garlic. YUM. I found the seeds a little tricky to germinate, but the ones that did grew into robust plants loaded with Piquillo peppers.

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Jim
Delicious!

Wow, I just tried your Marinated Piquillo Peppers recipe with my bowl of Piquillos – DELICIOUS!! They are so buttery and smoky with just the right amount of spice. I gotta grow these every year, I don't think I've ever tasted anything so amazing! I pretty much ate the whole jar I made with a spoon. :) Thanks! The seeds were a little finicky to sprout, next year I'll plant more as I planted only a few seeds, and only had 1 sprout and grow into a robust plant. The peppers are a nice size, and wow, the flavor really is exceptional!

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Sofía G.
Hard to find!

I am so happy you carry these Piquillo seeds, I have a few recipes including a delicous Piquillo pototo soup that call for these famous peppers, but it's really hard to find them outside of Spain! So now I'm going to grow them every year in my garden so we can enjoy their sweet and smoky flavor. I'm going to try marinating them and canning them in jars, too, for using all year long! Thanks for offering these special Spanish peppers!

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