Serrano peppers are smaller and hotter than the well-known Jalapeño pepper! The bushy plants have abundant, 2 inch long bullet-shaped fruits. I like to use these chili peppers in stir fries, for grilling, or to add color and spice to my favorite cooked dishes.
They are also used in sauces, stews, chili recipes, or in mole sauce. Thin skin, medium-thin walls, and crisp, biting-hot flavor, make this pepper a favorite in fresh salsas.
To achieve the perfect tasting salsa with sweet, salty, sour, and spicy flavors, try different combinations of: tomato, onion, pepper, garlic, salt, lime juice or vinegar, pinches of sugar, fresh parsley, mint, basil, and oregano. Enjoy!
Plant 18″ Apart
90 Days to Maturity