Serrano Hot Pepper
Serrano will spice your homemade salsa and pico de gallo.

Serrano Hot Pepper

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 3 to 3.5 inches
  • Matures: 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 18 inches apart
  • Plant size: 24 to 36 inches tall and 18 inches wide
  • Scoville heat units: 15,000 to 30,000 (hot)

This variety is a vigorous bearer of hot, pungent, candle-shaped fruits that mature from green to bright red. Plants do well in most climates and are especially well adapted to hot, humid areas. This pepper is growing in popularity for pickling and salsa, and is the pepper of choice for making pico de gallo.

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Serrano Hot Pepper is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great peppers for salsa....: I bought two plants from Meijer in May and both have done extremely well after a slow start, with each plant having 30+ peppers in various stages with more blooms appearing. I have harvested 20+ peppers so far, beginning a couple of weeks ago. I have let most mature until they start changing color. The green seem to be hotter than the mature bright red ones which tend to be a little sweeter. The extreme heat has caused some blooms to drop and bacterial leaf spot has started to spread quickly in the last 2 weeks which may eventually doom these plants but these things happen....I still will end up with more peppers than I can eat.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I grow all kinds of pepper plants here in Phoenix, AZ. Serrano peppers are one of my favorites, aside from pablanos and trinidad scorpion peppers, because they are easy to grow, tasty, and have a consistently high yield. I have two young plants, almost a year old, and one that's going on its 5th summer, all from seed. The older one is about four feet tall and looks like a small tree. I eat them on sandwiches, chilli, Pico, salsa, pasta, and anything else that needs zest. I usually wait until they are red and softer to harvest because they are more spicy. When they're green and unripe they taste like a jalapeño and green bell hybrid so be patient because it's worth it!
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have one plant in a container along with two other containers that I have a jalapeno and bell plants in. I've had them in the house in a sunny window and they have produced all winter long here in Wyoming. I will set them out this summer. I like to chop them up and cook in my pinto beans. It adds just enough spice and flavor. The beans I can't use within a few days I put in smaller containers and freeze for later.
Date published: 2016-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent!: This peppers grew very well for me here in central NC.Very productive plants were loaded with tons of this fiery guys I let some to get ripen and smoke them for later use, had too many; probably the only "complain" is that the plants weren't strong to hold such a heavy crop, it needed help from a cage ;) also taste better than the reg. jalapenos but hotter. I hope to find them again this year.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Started these at the end of february in central florida. I topped them and the plant barely grew the first month. The first rain hit and it grew 4 inches in one day. 2.5 months in it has tons of stalks and is about 2 feet high. I used a 3 gallon pot and have already harvested nearly 50 peppers. It does take a lot of water and wilts in the heat.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the first time I have planted this pepper and I was happy with the yield of the plant. It was a hot summer in Seattle WA. 90 and above most of the time and I did not lose to many of the flowers!! My average size was about 3 inches.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great plant that's thriving in South Florida. Peppers are growing consistently and in high numbers. These are great pickled, roasted or raw in any dish. Good heat level.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased my first Serrano plant last year and had a great season. Very disappointed that I couldn't find any at Lowe's or Home Depot in Birmingham, AL This year.
Date published: 2016-03-25
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