The pepper crop was introduced in la Vera during 16th century by the Hieronymite monks of Yuste. Since then it has spread across La Vera and become one of the most interesting products of the region.
Here in La Vera, the pepper crops grow easily due to the clime of this area, which has a soft winter in regards to the temperatures, and a dry summer. Also, there is plenty of water due to the River Tiétar.
The peppers grown here are of the species “Capsicum annum” and the sub-species cerasiforme and longum, which produce three kinds of paprika: Sweet, Bittersweet and Hot.