78 days from transplanting. There is a reason you see so many recipes for Mexican or hot food using Serrano Tampiqueño peppers; they have a distinctive hot flavor excellent for many dishes. 4-5 times hotter than Jalapenos. Plants are big — 2′ to 3′ wide and tall and will be dripping with hot peppers. 6,000-23,000 Scoville Heat Units (medium-hot to hot). This Serrrano is a real favorite South of the border where its from. A little pepper with a BIG kick. Serrano Tampiqueno is a large plant that can grow about 2′ wide and equally as tall, but the peppers are fairly small themselves. Don’t worry, you don’t need much! Serranos are HOT so be prepared for a real mouth kicking wallop when you use them. Very popular in salsas, sauces, soups and stews. Remember that Serranos are not really a drying pepper. Their walls are just too thick and are best used fresh. If the peppers are too hot, remove the seeds and this will bring down the heat level.