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Hot Pepper ‘Hot Portugal’ Seeds

Hot Portugal pepper plants produce spicy, 6”, thin-walled red chili peppers that taper to a point.

Availability: In stock

$2.95
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Details

Hot Portugal pepper plants produce spicy, 6”, thin-walled red chili peppers that taper to a point. Beneath the spiciness is a hint of sweetness. The peppers have a crunchy texture and a lingering heat. The stunning long red fruits are wonderful stuffed, beautiful in ristras, and after roasting, make an incredibly flavorful base for hot sauce, spiced up with some jalapenos and Thai chilies. An excellent chili for cool climates, it is early and productive. First offered in 1935.

SHU: 5,000-30,000

Michigan Seeds 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 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 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) 5,000-9,999 SHU, 10,000-24,999 SHU, 25,000-49,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Long, Tapered
Pepper Size Large (more than 6in. in length), Medium (4in. to 6in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads), Pickling
Seeds Per Pack 20