Chilli 'Serano' (Capsicum annum)

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Chilli 'Serano' (Capsicum annum)

An attractive, open chilli from mountains of central Mexico. It has thin walled 5cm long fruit that are usually harvested green. Serano refers to the plant originating in the mountains.

Growing Tips

Plant in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind in a well-drained but moist soil. May need some support when it ages.

Use

Chillies form an integral part of many Asian and Latin American dishes along with some European, African and North American. Indeed over time most cuisines have added this fiery little fruit into their recipes. There are many forms that vary in colour, shape, flavour and of course heat. This variety is usually eaten raw and due to the thin skin it is easy to prepare and is often used in salsa and sauces.

Herb Attributes

HarvestApproximately 8-12 weeks
PositionPart to Full Sun
Height60cm
Width70cm
LifespanPerennial
Heat rating out of 109