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Hot Pepper ‘Espelette’ Seeds (Certified Organic)

Best used dried for its amazing powder.

Availability: In stock

$3.25
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Details

Also known as the Basque pepper and ‘Piment d’Espelette’. The treasured chile of the Basque country, known for its robust and slightly smoky flavor. Best used dried for its amazing powder.

This is a land-race variety that was introduced into the Nive Valley by Gonzalo Percaztegi in 1523, and grown in the Basque region and especially the village of Espelette since.

Very Mild Heat Pepper. Non-Isolated.

Michigan Seeds and Plants grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum annuum
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 80-90
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 1-999 SHU, 1,000-2,999 SHU, 3,000-4,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered
Pepper Size Medium (3in. to 6in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying
Seeds Per Pack 15