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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Jalapeno M'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Jalapeno M

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)
Medium (4" to 6" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
over 9.1 (very alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Early (55-68 days)
Mid (69-80 days)

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive shog On Apr 27, 2008, shog from Catonsville, MD wrote:

Started from seed. Hardy grower. Pods are hotter than normal jalapeņo, i read 30k scovilles, sounds right. Excellent sweaty jalapeņo taste, perfect for brutally hot nachos. Pods develop light-colored cracks called 'corking' when ready to eat.

Works in pots. Given enough fluorescent light overwintering, it will fruit year-round. As with all peppers, go easy on nitrogen. Avoid peat. Give it plenty of light on year 0, from sprout on up, lest it get leggy. Have one now. Just celebrated third "birth"day as an office plant. Coworkers agree that it is in fact a tree. Three feet tall, most likely limited by pot.

Positive Farmerdill On Sep 6, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Jalapeno M is a hot Jalapeno. Grows and produces well here. Three x 1 1/2 inch fruit. Grows in normal garden soil (pH 6-7) Short plant that may reach 3 feet, but 2 feet is the norm.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)
Capistrano Beach, California
Laguna Beach, California
Oceanside, California
San Clemente, California
Santa Clara, California
Augusta, Georgia
Salina, Kansas
Franklin, Kentucky
Nevada, Missouri
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fort Worth, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Chesterfield, Virginia

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