A delicious, almost heatless pepper from Spain.
Heat level: very mild
(approx. 170 SHU)
The delicious, almost heatless fruit of this Spanish import turn from green to red as they mature. When eaten red, the thick flesh has a silky smooth texture and moreish sweet taste seldom matched by any other pepper.
The fruit are cone-shaped and medium-sized, measuring about 5 x 11cm. They are encased in an inedible tough skin that must be peeled off after grilling or blow torching. The bushy, erect plants are good yielders when grown in large pots around 7.5 to 10 litres in size.
Heat level: very mild (approx. 170 SHU)
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Approximate number of seeds per pack: 15
Traditionally, the red ripe fruit of Piquillo are sold already roasted. They are packed in tins or jars, and can be bought on-line, or from supermarkets or delicatessens specialising in Spanish foods.