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Product Description

Capiscum annuum

This variety yields loads of green conical fruits that get hotter as they mature. Spicy Jalapeños can be used in everything from Mexican cuisine to pizza.

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Quick Facts

Plant Size: 24–30 inches

Hardiness: Tender Annual

Sun: Full

Seed Planting Depth: 0.25 inch

Days to Harvest: 70 days

Good for Container: Yes

Seed Origin: Open Pollinated

Easy to Grow: -

Water: Moderate

Days to Germinate: 10–14 days

Plant Spacing: 12–18 inches

Edible Flower: N/A

Growing Guide

Peppers are a warm season crop and grow best with warm nights, which increase flower and fruit set. Fruit set in many sweet peppers can be low at temperatures over 90°F, but most chile peppers are more heat tolerant. Production is best in fertile, well drained soils with a pH of 6–6.8. Ensure adequate calcium availability and avoid wide fluctuations in moisture to prevent blossom end rot. In cooler climates, cover seedlings with floating row cover for extra warmth, but remove prior to flowering. Isolate hot and sweet peppers to prevent cross-pollination, which can result in heat in sweet varieties. Hotter growing conditions increase heat in chile peppers. Plants may need to be trellised or supported in favorable warm climates.

Peppers are most often started indoors and transplanted due to the relative difficulty of starting them successfully. Peppers are highly susceptible to fungal diseases that can be in the soil, so be sure to use a sterile, peat moss based seed starting mix. Optimum germination occurs at 75–85°F soil temperature, which can be provided by our seedling heat mat. Plant seeds in starter trays 1/4 inch deep and keep the soil evenly moist without waterlogging. Peppers typically take 10–14 days to germinate. Transfer into 2–4 inch pots if necessary. Harden off seedlings for 7-10 days before transplanting, but do not expose them to temperatures below 55°F. Transplant 8–12 week old seedlings outside, 4 weeks after the last spring frost, when daytime temperatures reach 70°F and nighttime temperatures are above 55°F. Space plants 12–18 inches apart, allowing 24–36 inches between rows.

Use disease resistant varieties or Serenade, an OMRI-approved resistance-stimulator, to control Bacterial Leaf Spot (BLS) in humid climates. Incidence of this and other diseases can be reduced by using drip irrigation and mulches, ensuring adequate air flow through increased plant spacing, and staking or supporting plants, if necessary. Practice 3–4 year crop rotations with all Solanaceae species (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, potatoes) to manage soil borne pathogens such as Fusarium and Verticillium Wilts. Use floating row covers to prevent insect damage, but remove prior to flowering or in hot weather. Plant peppers in double rows and/or next to a taller crop that shades them in the afternoon to reduce sunburn on fruits.

Harvest when fruits are full grown, firm and crisp. They can be consumed when green or fully ripened to their final color. Snap fruits off by hand, being careful not to break branches or damage plants. Harvest frequently to encourage additional fruit set. Store in the refrigerator.

Ratings and Reviews


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4 out of 4 germinated. one is very fast flowering
| TravisMHandicrafts

I bought these in the zesty salsa packet. I only opened the jalapeno packet. it had idk maybe 20 to 25 seeds. enough for what i was trying to do. so yea i germinated 4 out of 4. super fast germ rate maybe 3-4 days. I am cheap i used simple method to germinate. just placed in soil and bag over the cup kept it moist and under a cfl. Everything has gone smooth. started in mid november. my peppers are flowering right now 2/22. like i said i self fertilized one that was so hardy and the fastest flowering of the bunch. literally a week to 2 weeks before the others. they are all good quality plants but this one stood out from the others. Currently going through flower cycle and has peppers. i plan to pick the seeds as soon as the peppers are red from this particular plant. overall I am extremely satisfied.

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Beautiful, plentiful plants
| Rachelgrowsfood

I was having difficulty germinating these seeds at first. Then I read that pepper seeds like heat when germinating so I made sure to keep my soil about 80 degrees and they flourished! Each plant is producing handfuls of jalapenos, I can't wait to try them!

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