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Sweet Basque Peppers Better Than Padron!

Gernika Peppers

Ref: VP0054
  • Hand picked every week to order
  • Small family business outside San Sebastian
  • Ready to fry and serve with a sprinkle of sea salt
  • Buy 3 and save 5%
  • Buy 6 and save 10%
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Buy Basque Gernika Peppers from Basco. Our fresh Gernika Peppers are from a variety called Derio which are grown just outside San Sebastian in the Basque Country.

They are hand picked and bagged to order so that we can ensure you always receive our Gernika Peppers fresh from the producer. Each bag of Gernika Peppers contains 24 peppers.

Our Gernika Peppers are also called Pimientos de Gernika and they are not to be confused with Padron Peppers. They are uniform in colour, with a light shine. They are between 6 and 9 cm in length, the shape of the fruit is triangular, long and skinny; the apex, pointed; and the stalk, whole, thin and long. It's texture is taut, not loose, without wrinkles or symptoms of dehydration, that is why they look and smell so fresh.

On the palate, Gernika Peppers are far more superior than Padron Peppers. Their flavour is meaty, very fresh and sweet, leaving a long lasting sensation in the mouth.

There is a lot of fraud in the Spanish green pepper sector, with producers from Morroco and South America selling their peppers as Padron or Gernika. These peppers are shorter, wider and don't have the same texture or flavour. Do not accept immitations.

Never serve Gernika Peppers as a garnish, always as a main plate or tapas dish. They are perfect fried (after making a small slit so they don't explode in your kitchen) for less than a minute on each side. Then drain and salt.

Alberro is one of the main suppliers of fresh Gernika Peppers, Basque label tomatoes and fresh guindillas to all the top pintxo bars in the old quarter of San Sebastian. Located only 5 miles outside the city, the Alberro family have been growing and distributing fresh Basque vegetables since early 19th century.

Free Delivery
For all orders of £50 and over within mainland UK, we offer free next day delivery 

Mainland UK
For all orders below £50 within mainland UK, we offer a Next Working Day Delivery service (Order by 1pm) - £6.50

Scottish Highlands
2 to 3 Days - £15.00

Northern Ireland
2 to 3 Days - £20.00

Isle of Wight
2 to 3 Days - £12.50

Isles of Scilly
2 to 3 Days - £20.00

Channel Islands, Isle of Man & Scottish Islands
2 to 3 Days - £10.00

Republic of Ireland
2 to 3 Days - £12.00

International Orders
For all International orders, please contact us with your order so we can quote for delivery.

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