(Capsicum annuum)

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Salsa lovers hear this: the Serrano pepper is the pepper for a hot salsa! Sure, you can always use a jalapeno or a combination of hot peppers in your Pico de Gallo but the Serrano isn’t just a hot pepper, it is a more flavorful and complex capsicum providing a serious zing and satisfying “now thats what I’m talking about!” kind of palate joy. 2-3” shiny deep emerald green to brilliant red pods that look very similar to Jalapenos, but with the extra edge in heat and taste, for many a chef in the know the Serrano pepper comes up numero uno! Give this bushy 24x32” plant lots of space in your garden and you’ll be able to try it in all kinds of recipes, not just salsas, since one plant will produce up to 50 peppers over a long season! Prefers rich, well-drained soil, consistent water and full sun.

Gardener at Large

Full Sun
Average Water

Annual Edible
All Zones