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Sandia Seed Company

Padron - Sweet Spanish Heirloom Pepper Seeds

Regular price $ 2.49 USD
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Padron - Gourmet gardeners will love growing this famous Spanish heirloom. They are prized for their sweet mild flesh and rich flavor, and make delicious pop in your mouth appetizers. Most will taste sweet, but one may be very spicy! 

The thin walled bright green peppers grow to 1-1/2" - 2" long on early bearing 24" tall vigorous plants. Easy to grow in containers. Capsicum annuum (65 days) Heirloom - Open-pollinated

Heat Level: None - Sweet Pepper

~ Packet contains 10 seeds. 

For a deal on seeds, check out our Chef's 3-Pack of Sweet Pepper Seeds including Paprika, Padron, and Pepperoncini 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 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 24” apart or into large 3 gallon containers. Harvest when full size.

All of our seeds are GMO-free.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews

I bought several seeds from Sandia and this is one of the first to be ready. You have to pick them 1 to 1 1/2 inches to not be that hot. Mine were already 2 to 3 inches. I had 1 or 2 small ones. The flavor was really good and the larger ones didn't seem to have a heat and then it gradually got hotter in my mouth. I liked the sneak attack from the pepper on my taste buds. Very happy with the plant, lots of pepper and very healthy. Tasty also, will grow this every year.

Zero heat is a blatant lie

Seems most folks eat these green, peppers at this stage have a nice kick, but not overwhelming. I prefer to allow to ripen to red, when they have powerful heat and a nice sweetness.
Not sure why this site says there's no heat in these peppers, as they are indeed a hot pepper. Very productive and resilient. Had no issues with pests or disease, and not picking until ripe didn't seem to slow down production any.

Bart Flentje
Confirmed buyer, end of the season review

See my earlier review that is strictly about seed germination. Now that the season is over I can tell you about the final result.

All seeds that germinated survived the entire season. The plants grew to over 2' tall and flowers and fruits were plentiful. With the drought and hot weather MN experienced last year these babies were hot. Not just the random "lucky" one you hear about. But ALL of them. On the scale I would classify them as hotter than a typical grocery store jalepeno.

The drought didn't limit itself to the Padrons either. Even my Poblanos, which rarely have any significant heat, were brutally hot this year.

But luckily I fancy a bit of heat. So A+ all the way around.. except for the price. Very expensive.

Padron Pepper Seeds Review

Greetings to the folks at the Sandia Seed Company!

I recently purchased a packet of your padrón seeds. I also happened to get my San Diego garden started early this year as well. As a result I have already had two batches of blackened padróns with coarse sea salt as appetizers for meals. You are receiving a photo of the 2nd batch; ... We all know the first ones didn’t last long from their removal from the evoo they were heated in.

I didn’t see many pictures on your sight for the peppers, before or after being prepared. I wanted to share with you the result of one truly satisfied customer.

Thank you for what you do. Keep up the good work!

Bart Flentje
Successful Germination Rate

I bought 30 seeds to try this year. I planted them on February 5th in peat pellets and I had about an 85% germination rate. I would have hoped for 100% but there are too many variables.