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 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Growing Serranos in Costa Rica This is our favourite pepper for Mexican cooking. You can not find it in Costa Rica so we planted it from seed. Can keep it in full sun as it wilt and stresses. Filtered sun works best for us. We also grow them in pots as they don't like the clay soil.
Date published: 2018-03-06
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 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
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 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 Very versatile pepper. : Consistent heat. Great for pepper jelly, pickling. A little pepper that packs a good punch.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still growing well here in Arizona. Planted two in September and have harvested more than 50 peppers and counting, through the end of December.
Date published: 2016-01-04
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