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Capsicum annuum 'Purple Jalapeno'

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

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

Fruit Color:
Purple 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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive IndianaBodeen On Sep 1, 2012, IndianaBodeen from Wheatfield, IN wrote:

Very large range of heat on this plant. Had some pods that have hardly any noticeable heat, and then had pods that would light you up. Could be because they were grown in the same row as the biker billys.

Positive Love2Troll On Feb 12, 2005, Love2Troll from (Zone 5b) wrote:

Not a bad producer, but the pods can take a very long time to finally turn red. A rather unique dark shade of red at that.

Neutral Farmerdill On Nov 11, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The fruit of this jalapeno turns dark purple and stays that way for a long time before finally ripening to red. Peppers are somewhat larger than regular jalapeno, but with the same thick walls and fiery heat


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

Morgan Hill, California
Greenwood, Indiana
Wheatfield, Indiana
Cumberland, Maryland
Fort Worth, Texas
Liberty Hill, Texas

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