Serrano Chili Pepper Seeds (Capsicum annuum)

Packet of 100 Seeds


Single Packet of 100 Seeds

Grow a garden filled with Serrano Chili peppers, from freshly harvested Capsicum annuum seeds. Serrano Chili is a hot pepper that ranges anywhere between 6,000 and 20,000 units on the Scoville heat scale. The plants grow to a mature height of roughly 24 to 30 inches tall, producing 1 to 2 inch fruits. Serrano chili peppers appear green, with a waxy outer skin, eventually ripening to red as their heat increases. Both the green and red fruits can be harvested and are often used in many Mexican dishes and sals'a as well. Harvest in roughly 75 days when peppers are mature for picking.

Serrano Chili peppers are grown as annual plants. They grow fairly quickly, from freshly harvested seeds, establishing leaves and fruits through the hot months of summer. They will bare good yields of fruit, and will later wilt with the cooler temperatures of the Autumn season. If you choose to save some of the seeds, this pepper plant can be resown the following season. 

Sowing The Seed

Peppers are best started indoors, in a controlled environment, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow them in peat pots, at a depth of 1/4” under topsoil. Peat pots will allow you to transplant the entire pot directly into the garden when the weather is warm and will also prevent root shock. Check below for additional info on spacing & growth habits.

Growing Conditions

Pepper plants will thrive in the heat of summer, so they should receive full sunlight for the majority of the day, with temperatures of at least 75F or more. A soil that is rich in organic matter is best, with a pH level of at least 6.2 and 7.0. Also make sure that your sowing medium is well drained, or your plants can wilt due to being waterlogged. Water your pepper seeds daily to provide them with ample amounts of moisture until germination has occurred.

Germination & Growth

Pepper seeds typically take anywhere between 14 to 28 days to germinate. After your seedlings start to grow, they will mature to an estimated height of roughly 24 to 30 inches tall and spread at least 24 inches wide. On average, Pepper plants can be spaced 18 to 24 inches apart from one another, in rows spaced 18 inches apart. These plants do very well when grown directly in the garden, or in large pots and containers as well.

Harvesting Serrano Chili Peppers

Once the plants are established, your fruits will grow to a size of roughly 1 to 2 inches. They ripen from green to red, meaning that they are ready for picking. Simply snip or pick the stems an inch from the fruits and eat fresh, or store them by drying, freezing or pickling / canning. Harvest in roughly 75 days.

Common Questions

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.

Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.

Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.

Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.

Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.


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