Hot Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Early Jalapeno'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Jalapeno
Additional cultivar information:(aka Jalapeno Early)
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Moderate (1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units)

Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Tapered

Oblong

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:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Stuffing

Roasting

Drying

Pickling

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

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Late (more than 80 days)

Regional

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

Ceres, California

Menifee, California

Farmington, Michigan

Eagle Point, Oregon

Liberty Hill, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 24, 2013, risingcreek from sun city, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

produced very well throughout season

Neutral

On Jul 3, 2006, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Seed available from High Mowing Seeds at the date of my entry:

"65 days green, 85 days red. Heavy-yielding 3-3 blunt-end fruit can be eaten dark green or allowed to ripen to red. Delicious and distinctive jalapeno flavor."