Piquillo peppers are grown in Navarra, Northern Spain; a region close to La Rioja.
The piquillo from Lodosa can be recognized by its bright red color, small size (8-10 cm), flat triangular shape and slightly curved tip. The flesh is thin and compact. The average pepper weighs 35-50 gr.
Planting is in late May and the peppers are harvested manually between September and November.
Once in the factory, the peppers are washed and then flame roasted over an open flame. This has the effect of cooking away the majority of the water in the pepper, intensifying the natural sweetness of the pepper.
Its high quality and very special flavour distinguishes it from other peppers. It has the Seal of Authenticity which indicates the quality and provenance of this product. In recent years it has become one of the top exports from Spain’s canned food industry.
Our peppers are protected and controled by Piquillo Peppers from Lodosa, Designation of Origin who regulate the product and the process. As the quality of this product is so closely connected to its roots, it is important for consumers to recognise this seal of authenticity, which is granted only to those peppers that have been handpicked in the Ribera del Ebro region of Northern Spain