Capsicum annuum | Chili Pepper ‘Serrano’
5,000- 30,000 scoville
Chili Peppers are perennial flowering plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) with edible fruits that are commonly made into relishes, or pickled, or ground into a fine powder for use as a spice. Some peppers varieties are not edible and are grown as ornamentals.
Peppers are grown as tender summer annuals in most areas outside their native habitat. Seeds are best propagated indoors or in a greenhouse. It is recommended to transplant outdoors when soil temperatures reach 60 F or warmer. Plants become woody as the growing season progresses. Flowers are typically small with five white petals and pepper fruits come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Mature around 75 days from transplant.
The Serrano pepper is a type of chili pepper that is hot, pungent, and has a flavor that is crisp, bright and biting. Notably hotter than a jalapeño pepper, the heat level can range between 5,000- 30,000 scoville. Serrano pepper plants grow to 3′ tall and produce fruits that are 2 1/2″ – 4″ inches long and 1/2″ wide, with medium thin walls. They are picked when green and eaten raw or used in salsas. Reaches maturity 90 days after transplant.
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 2-3+ ft
Mature width: 2-3 ft
Hardiness zones: 10-11