Jalepeño - Organic Hot Pepper


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The Jalapeño is one of the earliest peppers that was cultivated and grown for its flavor and heat. This thick-walled, 3 inch cone-shaped fruit ripens to a beautiful red and is hottest when fully ripe. Compact, non-brittle bushes grow to 24 inches tall and are an early producer. The name Jalapeño is Spanish for "from Xalapa", the capital city of Veracruz, Mexico.

Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. A heat mat helps to speed up the germination process. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 65-85 degrees. Peppers generally have long growing seasons and grow slowly during cool temperatures. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring. A week before transplanting time, harden off plants by exposing them to an increasing number of hours outdoors each day. Peppers are less cold tolerant than tomatoes.

Scientific Name: Capsicum annum
Days to Maturity: 60-70 from transplants, 90-100 from seed
Seed Depth: 1/2"
Days to Sprout: 9-14
Plant Spacing: 12-18"
Row Spacing: 18-36"
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 14-20"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No