New 2019 Catalog now Live! Click here for the new collection.

Hot Portugal Pepper

Organic Hot Portugal Pepper Seeds

Both hot and sweet

Capsicum annuum
Long, glistening red peppers.
Sweet and spicy. Long with thin flesh. Ripens quickly in shorter growing seasons. Best when allowed to ripen red on the plant. Try fresh or sautéed, in soups, stews, and more.
Product ID# PE0256 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

In stock.

* Required Fields

Price From: $3.50
Detailed Product Info

One of the best hot peppers around. This sweet and spicy pepper is long with thin flesh and ripens quickly in shorter growing seasons. Best when allowed to ripen red on the plant. These peppers are great fresh: sauteed in soups, stews, and added to stir fries for some heat. Dried and crushed, these peppers make some of the best red chile flakes around. If you happen to grow Jimmy Nardello's Sweet Italian Pepper, please make sure you label your plants well--Hot Portugal is a twin in every way except the hotness!

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 70 days from transplant
Planting Depth ½ inch
Spacing in Row 18 inches
Spacing Between Rows 24 inches
Height at Maturity 24 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches
Growing Instructions

Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, then transplant 3 weeks after last frost. Requires heat for germination, which can take 10-14 days. Transplant once weather has settled, usually 2 weeks after tomatoes have been transplanted (peppers will tolerate earlier transplanting but won't grow much). Plant in full-sun. Peppers do best in well-drained soil, with mulch and weekly watering at the base.