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Serrano Tampiqueno Pepper

Capsicum annuum 'Serrano Tampiqueno'

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Serrano Tampiqueno Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Serrano Tampiqueno') at Roger's Gardens

Serrano Tampiqueno Pepper fruit

Serrano Tampiqueno Pepper fruit

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Height:  32 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Group/Class:  Hot Serrano


Sturdy bushy plants that are high yielding make this a fan favorite for medium to hot peppers; perfect for sunny gardens and patio containers; 3" long peppers emerge green and mature to deep red; superb addition to salsas, sauces soups and stews

Edible Qualities

Serrano Tampiqueno Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. It produces green narrow peppers (which are technically 'berries') which can be harvested at any point. The fruit will often fade to crimson over time. The peppers have a hot taste and a firm texture.

The peppers are most often used in the following ways:

  • Fresh Eating
  • Eating When Cooked/Prepared
  • Cooking
  • Drying
  • Freezing
  • Sauces

Planting & Growing

Serrano Tampiqueno Pepper will grow to be about 32 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.

This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.

Serrano Tampiqueno Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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