Hot Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Early Jalapeno'

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

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

Seed Type
Open-pollinated

Usage
Fresh (salsa, salads)
Stuffing
Roasting
Drying
Pickling

Other details

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)

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow