Compost: Ensure the soil is rich in organic matter. Fertilising the soil often with manure intensifies the flavour of the peppers.
Watering: excessive moisture causes the flower to fall. Dry conditions will intensify the piquancy of the pepper. Extreme draught exposure will turn the peppers into chillies.
Weeding: Padrón peppers are space greedy plants and do not tolerate well the intrusion of weeds, specially when the plants are young. In Padrón we never use weed killer. Our weeding methods are organic-based.
In general, a good seed should yield somewhere in the region of five to six pounds of peppers per plant, in an average surface of three plants per square metre.