Jalapeno Hot Pepper
'Jalapeno' hot pepper.

Jalapeno Hot Pepper

$2.25
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Jalapeño

72 days — Jalapeño is probably the most well-known of all hot peppers, and deservedly so. The plants are erect and sturdy and although very productive, generally do not require caging or other support. The fruits are dark green, tapered, three inches by one inch, turning red when mature. Jalapeño peppers can range from 2,500 to 10,000 Scoville Units in heat.

The fruits have thick walls which means that they do not dry well as whole peppers, but they are excellent for canning, pickling or used fresh in salsas. They are also popular as a flavoring in such foods as cheeses, pickles, cornbread, Jalapeño "poppers," chips, and even beer. For the adventurous, you can also find recipes for Jalapeño chocolate chip cookies and Jalapeño ice cream!

Because they are so versatile, we almost always find space for Jalapeño peppers in our garden. In a typical Oregon growing season they don't get as hot as they did when we gardened in Northern California, but they still give that kick to recipes that we are looking for. Each packet contains 0.25 gram, which is approximately 30 seeds.
Very Average
I have grown jalapenos for years. I keep looking for an open pollinated variety that performs like the hybrids, but this isn't one of them. It produces well, but the heat is on the low end, and the flavor is rather bland, lacks that unique jalapeno sparkle.

VSC Notes: It is interesting how capsaicin quantities can very from location to location. Growing jalapenos from the same lot of seed as you did, in the same year but different locations, the fruits here on our farm were approaching inferno hot. We cannot control the amount of sun we receive in our gardens from year to year, but you can try various things like stressing the plant by withholding water.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Pennsylvania. on 1/6/2019
3/5
Excellent despite wet season
I grew two of these in pots, and they fared very well despite having so much rain and humidity. They produced abundant peppers, although due to the season and maybe a lack of nutrition were small and very mild. I will try again next year! They are vigorous plants for sure.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Newark, Ohio. on 8/26/2018
5/5
Great Jalapeno
2017 was not a good pepper year for me. I was getting a new garden established and had very little luck with all my peppers except these jalapenos. I had two plants, and each produced about a dozen small jalapenos. That being said, if I can manage a better environment this year for peps, I am hoping these will produce taller plants with more and bigger peppers. Either way the produce was great and they are fun to grow!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Salem, OR. on 2/25/2018
5/5
Vigorous and Productive
This was by far the best strain of Jalapeno that I have grown. While I typically have trouble with Jalapenos being slow to germinate and finicky for a couple weeks after transplant, these had none of those problems. Strong seedlings, quick to bounce back after transplant, and early to produce. They have a great canopy of leaves to protect the fruit from sunburn. When kept picked, they produce heavily until frost. Because of heavy production, they could benefit from staking. Mine fell over from the heavy leaves and fruits; however, this did not seem to hinder production. Excellent!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Hillsboro, OR. on 1/16/2016
5/5
Super producing!
Grew these babies and for the first time ever, I had more beautiful peppers than I could eat! Gave them away all summer, wanted to can them but ended up freezing big bags full and I've used them all winter long. Just chop up frozen and throw into pan and they are still perfect! Buying again for 2016, so impressed!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Portland Oregon . on 1/10/2016
5/5
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