Pepper Jalapeno Hot
Jalapeño hot pepper is the most popular chile pepper in the United States. Jalapeño produces 3-inch, thick-walled, moderately hot pods with deep green color that matures to a bright red.
The heat of the peppers may vary, even those 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.
Jalapeño plants yield a bountiful harvest in dry or humid, hot or cool climates. The compact plants grow well in containers. Use jalapeño on nachos or in salsa.
Light: Full sun
Fruit size: 3 inches
Matures: 72 days
Plant spacing: 18 to 24 inches
Plant size: 24 to 48 inches tall
Scoville heat units: 2,500 to 5,000 (medium)