HEIRLOOM If you’re looking for an abundant paprika pepper that thrives in short, cool seasons with a sweet, singeing heat, here you are! This pepper is so beloved in the Espellete region of France that Espellete paprika gradually replaced black pepper and remains a cornerstone of Basque cuisine to this day.
It’s true, some paprika peppers are mild and others are spicy: Espellete is on the spicer side, often approaching 5000 on the Scoville Scale, approaching an average jalapeño. Which we love! Some Espellete peppers we smoke cure and others we simply dry before powdering them — either way, we love organic Espellete paprika pepper more than words can say. Thanks to Henry for sharing these seeds with us! We still crack black pepper…and we reach for Espellete paprika nearly daily, as well.
|20 Seeds||$3.95||In stock|
|40 Seeds||$6.80||In stock|
|80 Seeds||$12.80||In stock|
Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: 8-10 weeks before last frost
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch Days to Germination: 7-10 at 85°F
Sowing and seedling care: Sow indoors 2 seeds per soil block & thin to strongest 1. 80F heat mats will germinate seeds best; after germ, set to 70F days & 60F nights. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.
Move to 3-4” pots with first true leaves. Harden off (reduce water & temp 3-7 days) & transplant when night temps are above 50F. Pluck off any flowers at planting.
When to transplant: After last frost
Transplant Spacing: 12-18 inches Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 75 days to green, 85 days to red fruit
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