Pepper, Hot – Jalapeño

$3.48

Named for the town of Jalapa, Mexico, this very popular chilli pepper produces 8-cm (3-in), thick-walled, moderately hot pods with a deep green colour that matures to a bright red. The skin may show a netting pattern as fruit ages, but this does not affect flavour. Often, the heat of the peppers will vary, even with fruit from the same plant. If peppers grow fast, get plenty of water, and are harvested soon, they may be milder than peppers that stay on the plant a long time, or that develop slowly and under stressful conditions.  Productive in dry or humid, hot or cool climates. 2,500 – 5,000 SHU.

Price is for seed packets. Plants are available at store. 

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Description

Botanical name
Capsicum annuum

Family
Solanacea

Spacing
1 per square foot

Depth
Plant seeds 6 mm (¼”) deep.

Requirements
Hot hot sun. pH around 6-6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 10-21 days.

Pests
Not affected by many pests or diseases. Can be used to keep pests away from the garden.

Timing
Plant seeds indoors in early March to plant transplants in the garden in late May.

Growing
In our short growing season, peppers need to be started indoors in the early spring. You can purchase seedlings at a garden centre, or start seeds yourself for transplanting. Once your pepper is in the ground, cover the ground with dark river stones to trap the sun’s heat and keep the roots warm when the temperature drops at night. Peppers can benefit from regular sprays with kelp fertilizer while they are setting fruit.

Harvest
70 days

Season
Warm, annual

Links
How to harvest peppers and eggplants
Hot peppers and how to handle them

How hot is a Jalapeño