This variety is Hot Rod which is a traditional serrano with avg 3″ fruits borne on big plants over a long harvest period. The dark green fruits are traditionally eaten green but also make fine chipotles if allowed to ripen to red. Use these peppers to seasoning almost any of your meals for a burst of heat. This pepper packs a little more heat than the jalapeno but becomes milder if you remove the seeds and membranes. This chili pepper that originated in the mountainous regions of the Mexican states of Puebla and Hidalgo and name after mountains (sierras) of these regions. During the summer, when tomatoes and tomatillos are in season, this salsa is a staple that we make weekly. These pickled serranos are excellent for horderves or snack night, and then you’ll have some around for winter! If you want to get a little more complicated, these poppers are fun to make every once in a while. We love this Chimichurri (cilantro pesto) as a dip for toasted bread, tortillas or cut veggies. This cilantro and serrano mixican rice is simple and delicious.. We also enjoy this Green Tomato Curry that is delicious served over rice or on tacos.
Days to maturity: 57 green; 77 red ripe
Sold as 1 plant.