Serrano Chili Peppers Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
Capsicum annuum. Shaped like a small jalapeno.
Peppers start green, turning red when mature.
Used as pickling pepper or in sauces.
SHU of 2500-4000. Untreated seeds.
Days To Maturity: 65 to 70 days
Approximately 50 seeds per packet.
Start seeds indoors about 7-8 weeks before planting outside.
Place seeds 1/4" deep in cells filled with good potting mix.
Keep warm! Peppers germinate
best at 80 degrees so provide bottom heat if possible.
Plants should receive as much
sunlight as possible to prevent legginess.
Transplant outdoors 12-18" apart.
Keep soil evenly moist.
Peppers do not tolerate drought well.
How To Harvest Serrano Chili Peppers Heirloom Seeds
To harvest the seeds of peppers
, simply cut the pepper in half
and pull out the core and seeds.
Rub the seeds gently
from the core into a bowl.
Rinsing is not
absolutely necessary, however,
when pepper seeds are placed in
water and gently stirred,
mature seeds will sink to
the bottom and the chaff
and immature seeds will float to the top.
Pour off the chaff and immature seeds,
repeating as necessary until clean.
Drain the seeds in a mesh strainer
set on absorbent toweling
before spreading them out on a
glass or metallic dish to dry.
Never dry seeds in the sun, the heat
can kill the embryo within very quickly.
When seeds are properly dried,
they will snap break when folded in half.