25 seeds. 78 days. Capsicum annuum. Tender perennial.
Pepper 'Santa Fe Grande' has lipstick red, tappered fruit with a sweet heat. It measures 500 to 700 Scoville heat units. It is resistant to Tobacco mosaic virus. This productive pepper was first introduced by Peto Seeds in 1965.
Santa Fe Grande is my favorite hot pepper. The roasted pepper with its fruity, mild heat was more liked in our family than the jalapeño or the Black Hungarian pepper. Ideally, pick the peppers when they are dark red for the most heat and flavor.
Sowing Peppers Seeds:
Sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date, 1/4 inch deep. Transplant the peppers 2 weeks after the last frost date or when there is no hint of frost. Space 15 inches apart. Full sun.
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