Hot Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Fooled You'

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

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Mild (1 to 1,000 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

Heirloom

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Stuffing

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:

Early (55-68 days)

Regional

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

Mammoth Spring, Arkansas

Santa Clara, California

Westbrook, Connecticut

Las Vegas, Nevada

Cosby, Tennessee

Plano, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 9, 2008, DonShirer from Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a) wrote:

Quite mild, as advertised. Not a big producer and many black spots detract from appearance, but probably worth growing a plant or two just to show your friends that you are not afraid to bite into a "jalepeno".