The heat from the torpedo-shaped Serrano chilli is described as "pure and uncomplicated." It has a rapid, fresh, powerful, frontal burn at the back of the throat and a spicy flavour that builds up gradually over time. This well-seeded tongue stinger features notes that are reminiscent of apples and grass with a strong bitterness throughout its duration. There are several varieties, such as the Purple Serrano and the Tampiqueno Serrano.
These seeds can also be found in the following Collections:
Seed Quantity 15 Seeds
Species Capsicum annuum
Heat Level (Scoville Rating) Medium (10,000-30,000 SHU)
Pod Description Serrano Chilli pods are glossy and finger-shaped, growing to be 5-7cm long and 2-3cm wide and ripening in colour from green to red, brown, orange, and ultimately yellow.
Also known as Serenade, Serrano Tampiqueno
Sow two seeds in a pot or individually into modular trays in late winter. This method is an easy and economical way to grow your own chilli peppers.
Serrano chillies are known for their prolific yield, with up to 50 pods per plant and a maximum height of 60cm, most suited to an indoor environment with consistent warmth. Each plant takes an estimated 100 days to reach maturity from seed.
Cooking & Eating
Serrano Chilies are a regular choice for Mexican cuisine, often eaten raw and utilised in relish and salsa dishes such as pico de Gallo. Not suitable for drying, these fruits can be harvested in either green or red and make a great pickled or roasted addition. Enjoy the benefits of their thin peel, eliminating the need for peeling.
For a salsa verde, deseed 10-20 green Serranos, coarsely chop 5-6 green tomatoes, a substantial quantity of fresh coriander and a mild onion, then combine with 2 cloves garlic in a blender or food processor. Pulse until nearly liquefied, and season with salt as desired. Tomatillos can be substituted for tomatoes, if available. This unique blend of ingredients creates a flavorful, spicy condiment with both a sharp bite and aromatic complexity. Enjoy a homemade classic with all the benefits of an all-natural and preservative-free recipe.