Famous Spanish heirloom.
Named after the town where they originated. Harvest Padron peppers when they are 1-1 1/2″ long. About 1 out of 20 fruits will be hot, and the rest mild. All the fruits become hot if allowed to grow 2-3″ long. Padrons are served sautéed in olive oil with a little sea salt, and eaten as tapas (appetizers) in Spain.