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Jalapeno Pepper

  • Jalapeno peppers are a type of chili pepper that  is popular worldwide. They are medium-sized, with a green, smooth skin that is slightly shiny, and a tapered shape that ends in a blunt tip.


    Jalapenos are commonly used in salsas, sauces, dips, and as a topping on nachos, pizzas, and sandwiches. They have a mildly spicy flavor, with a heat level that ranges from 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units, depending on the variety and growing conditions.


    Days to Maturity: 65 days to green and 80 days to red

    Seeds per pack: 15

    • Choose a location: Jalapenos prefer full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. They grow best in well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. If you are growing jalapenos in containers, choose a pot that is at least 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches deep.

    • Plant seeds or seedlings: Jalapeno seeds can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost or directly in the garden bed after the danger of frost has passed. Plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep and 2-3 inches apart. When transplanting seedlings, space them 12-18 inches apart.

    • Provide proper care: Water the plants regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, following the manufacturer's instructions. Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Monitor the plants for pests and disease, and take appropriate action if necessary.

    • Harvest the peppers: Jalapeno peppers are typically ready to harvest 65-80 days after planting. The peppers are mature when they are firm, green, and about 2-3 inches long. You can also wait until they turn red and begin to wrinkle for a spicier flavor. Use a pair of scissors or pruning shears to cut the peppers off the plant, leaving a short stem attached.

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