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Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Mucho Nacho'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: annuum (AN-yoo-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Mucho Nacho
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

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

Fruit Shape:



Fruit Size:

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

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)


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

Phoenix, Arizona

Effingham, Illinois

Southold, New York

Cypress, Texas

Vidor, Texas

Sandy, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Dec 29, 2014, schatzie00 from Sandy, UT wrote:

2014 was the first year I tried this variety. I have been disappointed in every jalapeno I have grown so far, but not this one. I loved the size of them. I grew 8 plants and had so many peppers to use. I can't wait to try them in 2015.


On Feb 9, 2013, thesergey from Escondido, CA wrote:

Grew this jalapeno in a container which created a nice looking plant. Of the three varieties that I planted, this was the first to flower and fruit. The bush yielded a large harvest but none of the peppers were spicy. The other two varieties grown under identical conditions didn't have this issue.


On Jan 17, 2012, fwfarm from Lebanon, OR (Zone 7b) wrote:

While I am not encouraging varieties by a seed company owned by the ag-company-that-shall-not-be-named, this is one of the most cold-hardy peppers in my informal test.
Two MNs were the only suvivors in the unheated/thermal greenhouse over last winter, and these two plus a 2011 start are still alive well into this winter; one even has little peppers on it right now.
They are quite decent peppers, prolific, large and hot.


On Nov 4, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1999 hybrid jalapeno (4 X 1/2 inches) green to red. Slightly hotter than other jalapenos. (72 day).