Pepper, Chili: Gila River Serrano

$5.50

These were grown by a neighbor of ours when our farm was near Phoenix. She brought them with her from central Sonora, Mexico. The plant grew year-round in that climate for years (zone 9).

These farms were about 1/2 mile from the Gila River. When we moved to Apache County, she kindly donated a good stash of the old neighborhood’s favorite chilis.

Minimum 45 seeds

4 in stock

Description

(Capsicum annuum)

These Serrano chili peppers were grown by a neighbor of ours, when our farm was west of Phoenix in Maricopa County. She brought them from central Sonora, Mexico. The plants grew year-round in the southern Arizona climate for years (zone 9).

Our farm was about 1/2 mile from the Gila River back then. When we moved to Apache County, she kindly donated a nice stash of the old neighborhood’s favorite chilis.

The Serrano chili pepper originated in the mountains of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo. The name of the pepper is a reference to the mountains (sierras.)

Each plant can hold up to 50 pepper pods. The fruit can be harvested while they are green or ripe. Color at maturity may vary. Common colors are green, red, brown, orange, or yellow

They have a bright, biting flavor, notably hotter than the jalapeƱo pepper.

Serranos are commonly used in making salsa.

Germination 89 percent – May 2021

Minimum 45 seeds

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