Posted by James on October 02, 2002 at 06:42:26:
In Reply to: Pimientos de Padron posted by Lynn Udick on August 22, 2002 at 19:52:34:
The seeds are easy to get hold of in Spain - I've seen them in a few gardening shops, and bought some back for my Mum. (They're Gallician, so Gallician gardening shops are even more likely). In the UK, you can (in season) buy the peppers from Brindisa at London's Borough Market (http://www.brindisa.com/ ), and the Somerset rumour mill says that they're being grown at the Chilton Cantello tomato farm . . .
Mum grew the seeds, but every single pepper was hot - some blisteringly so. It's perhaps because we left them to grow too large - on a recent revisit, it was obvious that most on sale are 1-2 inches long.