Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 2,500 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Padrón, La Coruña, Spain
Flavour: Usually a mild heat with 10 – 20 % turning out much hotter.
Background: Fried and served as tapas in Spain, the heat lottery has given rise to the popular aphorism “Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non” meaning “Padrón peppers, some are hot, some are not”.