Pepper - Jalapeno Organic (Seeds)
- GMO Free
Thick walled, very pungent dark green fruits average 3.5" long by 1.5" wide. Peppers turn red at maturity. Plants average 24" in height. Makes a great addition to salsa and dips and is fantastic for pickling. Scoville Heat Unit Rating - 6000.
How to Grow
Start indoors mid February to late March. Use a soil-less growing mix. Sow seed 1/4" deep. Maintaining the growing medium at a temperature of 21°C will enhance germination. Grow the seedlings under bright light and temperatures of 16-21°C to produce strong, stocky plants. Transplant after hardening off, in late May to early June. Full sun and a well-drained soil is best. Space the plants 12" apart in rows spaced 24" apart. Control weeds and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers. Try harvesting the peppers at different maturities to experience a wider range of flavours and textures. Staking is recommended with most varieties (small tomato cages work well for this too).