If you’re looking for a pepper with a smoky, sweet flavor and not much heat then the El Rito pepper seeds may be for you! The El Rito pepper has been passed down for many generations of mountain growers and is well adapted to handle cooler climates. These tasty chilis reach about 4″ in length and ripen from green to red. Plants are productive and average about 24″ in height. They do grow in a vine-like manor and will benefit from a cage or staking. This is an excellent pepper for making salsa and similar type recipes. The El Rito peppers are fairly meaty with a thick wall and seeds that are easy to remove. Heat is mild to medium. We love using these peppers for our fajitas. Don’t miss out on this little-known treasure, pick up these El Rito pepper seeds for a real treat. You may also be interested in our Calabrian pepper seeds as well.
Unless you live in a climate that is warm year-round, starting pepper seeds indoors is recommended. Plant at a depth of 1/4″ in sterile, moist seed starting mix. Place the sown seeds in a warm area, over 75F, for the best germination rate. The use of a humidity dome over the sown seeds will ensure they don’t dry out before germination occurs. Once the seedlings break the surface of the soil be sure to provide a bright source of light to ensure they don’t stretch and become “leggy”. Light coming in a window is rarely sufficient for proper growth. Even a south facing window is usually not enough. Providing light from a fluorescent or LED fixture over the top of your sprouts will ensure proper growth. If you’re new to growing peppers from seed we recommend you take a look at our guide on starting pepper plants indoors.
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