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Vegetable Gardening: Jalapenos NOT HOT?

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Memphis, TN

June 15, 2002
5:25 PM

Post #32852

These are store bought plants and not hot! Any ideas of why?
Hempstead, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2002
5:59 PM

Post #282074

to much water? as they dry out they get hotter.
Richmond, KY
(Zone 6b)

June 15, 2002
8:27 PM

Post #282141

Plus, check what you actually bought. A few years ago they introduced sweet jalapenos, and you might have gotten those without realizing it.


Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 15, 2002
8:58 PM

Post #282157

There's several varieties of heatless Jalapenos.False Alarm and Senorita are just two. Any kind of stress will heat up the ones that are already hot.Withholding water is one way.Some commercial farms will actually flood the fields just before harvest to stress the plants too.
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 15, 2002
9:52 PM

Post #282172

TAM jalapeno is another not-hot variety. And maybe Mucho Nacho ~ wasn't it bred to be huge and not-hot or was it just huge?
Memphis, TN

June 16, 2002
11:34 PM

Post #282951

Thank you for all the advice, they have been getting alot of water. I am going to try cutting the water off for a couple days. Thank you again
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

June 17, 2002
3:40 PM

Post #283468

Try picking a few in the heat of the day and see if they are hotter. I understand the capsaicin content increases during the hot sunny part of the day, probably as some sort of protectant. Would be nice to hear from you about this. (Unless of course you really do have the newer sweet ones.)

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