Serrano Pepper Capsicum annuum Serrano

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Botanical Name:

Capsicum annuum Serrano









Common Name:

Serrano Pepper

20-60 inches
Minimum Hardiness Zone:


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  • Capsicum annuum Serrano

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil.
In a Nutshell:
* The serrano pepper (Capsicum annuum) is a type of chili pepper that originated in the mountainous regions of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo. The name of the pepper is a reference to the mountains (sierras) of these regions.
* Mature serrano pepper plants reach a height of between one and a half and five feet tall. Each plant can hold up to fifty pepper pods. Unripe serrano peppers are green, but the color at maturity varies. Common colors are green, red, brown, orange, or yellow.
* A typical serrano pepper plant will grow to about a foot and a half. A single plant can yield dozens of peppers and they can be harvested while they are green or red. Serrano peppers prefer to live in soils with a pH between 7.0 and 8.5. Serranos are not frost tolerant and do best in warm temperatures above 75 °F (24 °C).
* The Scoville rating of the serrano pepper is 10,000 to 25,000. They are typically eaten raw and have a bright and biting flavor that is notably hotter than the jalapeno pepper. Serrano peppers are also commonly used in making pico de gallo, and salsa, as the chili is particularly fleshy compared to others, making it ideal for such dishes.
* It is one of the most used chili peppers in Mexican cuisine. The Mexican states of Veracruz, Sinaloa, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas produce about 180,000 tons of Serranos each year. more...
* Immature peppers are green and the ripe fruit colors vary from green, red, brown, orange,and yellow.