Jalapeno Hot Pepper
The most popular chile pepper, jalapenos are moderately hot.

Jalapeño Hot Pepper

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

  • 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)

Named for the town of Jalapa, Mexico, this 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 skin may show a netting pattern as fruit ages, but it does not affect flavor. Often, the heat of the peppers will 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.

Widely adapted, 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, or smoke the mature red ones over mesquite chips to make your own chipotle sauce. Jalapeño became the first pepper in space when a bag full of pods accompanied astronauts on the shuttle Columbia in November 1982!

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4 reviews for Jalapeño Hot Pepper

  1. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    Growing these in a container and they seem to be doing just fine. The plants would probably grow larger and produce more in a bigger pot than we have, but they don’t seem stressed out by being in a somewhat smaller pot either. It’s producing a nice amount of good, classic jalapeno peppers. Zippy but not too hot. Good for a one-or-two-slice-per-nacho amount of heat.

  2. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    5 out of 5

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    These are growing GREAT in New Mexico so far! Great yield and a really nice flavor. They are definitely not the hottest jalapenos you will ever have – I would say they’re on the milder end as far as jalapenos go.

    I am amazed at how perfect the peppers are that come off this plant! So smooth and shiny without even a hint of a crack.

  3. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    4 out of 5

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    I have two of these plants in container. They are now 3 years old and winter over in our small greenhouse. These peppers have very nice heat, I make sure to leave them on the plant a full 70 days. Right now, in mid March, I have blooms setting and a pepper about
    1 1/2″. Excellent for jalapeno jelly! Thanks bonnie!

  4. Taste:
    5 out of 5

    Yield:
    3 out of 5

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    good flavor low heat: The peppers are definitely jalapenos. They have excellent flavor and fairly good production. They are definitely on the low end of the heat scale. 3-roma tomatoes, 3-jalapenos, juice of one lime, a dozen sprigs of cilantro, 1 clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon of salt and a quarter of a small onion will make a salsa of medium heat

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