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Capsicum annuum ‘Jalapeno’ (seed)

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A Capsicum annuum cultivar which is one of the most well known of all chilli types. A very popular chilli with a medium heat and excellent flavour. Used extensively in Mexican cooking in fresh, dried and smoked (chipotle) forms. We have been growing our Jalapenos in SE QLD for many years and they have adapted well to the QLD climate.

A mature Jalapeno fruit is 5-9 cm long and is commonly picked and consumed while still green, but occasionally it is allowed to fully ripen and turn crimson red. Originating in Mexico, the Jalapeno is a bush that grows 60-120 cm tall. It is named after Xalapa, Veracruz, where it was traditionally cultivated. Jalapenos rate at approx. 2500 – 10000 Scoville heat units.

Care and Cultivation of Capsicum annuum ‘Jalapeno’

Seeds should be sown just under the surface of a good seed raising mix in spring/summer/autumn. Seeds germinate in 1-2 weeks (keep soil moist until germination). Tolerant of many conditions, including dry and shaded areas. Prefers full sun and adequate moisture. Unlike it’s species name suggesting it is an annual, it can be kept as a short lived perennial providing it is kept free of disease for 2-3 years. Not resistant to broad mites which can be a problem in warmer parts.

10 seeds per packet


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