Planting takes place in traditional seedbeds

The procedure begins in the month of December, preparing the ground of the threshing floor or “las eras”, ploughing and fertilizing it with manure from the herds of goats and flocks of sheep in the area. Just around the fortnight in March a new ploughing and fertilizing of the ground is required to then throw the best seeds, selected among the peppers of the highest quality from the last harvest. The seeds are then ready to be covered with a thin layer of river sand.

Once sown, the seedbeds are covered in fat to protect them from the cold and left untouched for about one and a half months while the plants grow.