Jalafuego Jalapeño Chile Pepper Seeds

This packet sows up to 8 plants when started indoors.
4 out of 5 stars
(11 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Large, quality jalapeño great for stuffing, as each pepper can reach a colossal, 4" long. Hotter, larger, and more productive than other jalapeños. At the higher end of the heat scale for jalapeños, 'Jalafuego' registers a 4,000-6,000 Scoville heat unit rating (medium hot). Delicious fresh, deep fried, in salsa, or dried and smoked for chipotles. High disease resistance to bacterial leaf spot races 1-3 and potato virus Y.
$4.29 10 seeds

Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum (hybrid)

Days to Maturity: 70 days from transplanting

Family: Solanaceae

Native: Americas

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 18"–36" tall, 12"–24" wide

Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: For Mild Climates only: 2 to 4 weeks after average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: May be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.

Days to Emerge: 10–25 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: Start indoors

Row Spacing: 24"–36"

Thinning: Start indoors, plant seedlings 18" – 24" apart outside

Harvesting: Harvest when mature size, and firm. Jalapeños can be harvested green or red, and are hottest just when they begin to turn from green to red. When harvesting, take care to avoid touching the interior of any broken peppers, as the capsaicin is an extreme irritant, especially to the eyes. Wash hands thoroughly after harvesting or wear gloves to harvest peppers.

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Jalafuego Jalapeño Chile Pepper Seeds Reviews

11 reviews

Disappointed germination

1 out of 5 stars May 31, 2019
None of my seeds germinated, although they were started in my greenhouse as were all of my other seeds.
Jessie Ramos from CA
Owner Response: Hello, Thank you for making us aware of your experience. Our seeds are tested regularly by a third party laboratory to ensure the germination exceeds industry and our own standards-- which is why we happily guarantee them. Our customer service department will be in touch with you shortly about this. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.

My favorite pepper this season

5 out of 5 stars Oct 11, 2019
A must have jalapeno. I had excellent germination. These were very prolific plants with large, dark green fruits. I can't wait to start more for next season!
Haley Molitor from CO

Richs kitchen

5 out of 5 stars Jan 4, 2020
Tried these last year and when the package said heavy producer they meant it. My plants grew to 3' and 9 out of 10 seeds germinated. Canned and fermented them and gave away 5 large grocery sacks. I'm buying them again.
Rich VanScoy from IA


5 out of 5 stars Jul 24, 2020
This is gold!
Mike from IL


5 out of 5 stars Jul 25, 2021
produced lots of large jalapenos!!!!!
Stacey from TN

Jalafuego Jalapeno

1 out of 5 stars Nov 5, 2021
Meh. Got only a handful of peppers from 4 plants, lousy return. They were not the hot I was looking for.
Keri from CO
Owner Response: Hi Keri, First off, thanks for sharing your experience. We've carried this cultivar for many years and it is a personal favorite that is very productive. You have mentioned several growing issues in your reviews today and I wanted to offer that we are always here to help you troubleshoot growing issues. Again, a soil test can be very enlightening and they are usually under $30. Let us know how we can help!

Loved these

5 out of 5 stars Jan 19, 2022
We loved this Jalapeno! These things definitely pack a punch. They all germinated very well and all four of my plants produced a TON of peppers well into December! Look forward to planting again this spring
Alyssa from TX

Less seeds than advertised

2 out of 5 stars May 6, 2022
I bought a pack of the jalafuego seeds from my local nursery and the pack advertised 10 seeds and only 9 were inside. Not a big deal but still disappointed
Steve from IL
Owner Response: Hi Steve, We are sorry your seed packet was short a seed. A customer service agent will contact you by email.

Love these!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 11, 2022
I am so impressed with these peppers. I started them in a greenhouse. Every seed sprouted and the plants are beautiful! They are loaded with green and red peppers. . They are hotter than other jalapenos I've had. I will definitely grow these again!

A personal favorite

5 out of 5 stars Nov 18, 2022
I started these inside in March and had peppers by June. Fast forward five months and our first night in the 20s finally froze them last night. These are as advertised - prolific, hotter than most jalapenos, and quite tasty.
David from VA

A favorite in my garden

5 out of 5 stars Nov 29, 2022
I have grown this variety for two or three seasons. Germination rate is 95% and plants are some of the healthiest in my garden. It is a prolific producer of large, dark green peppers that pack some real heat. If I was guessing, I would say it's a cross between a jalapeno and a serrano. One of my favorites.
Joe from CO
Owner Response: Hi Joe, We're glad that you love this variety! It's one of our favorite Chile peppers, as well. Thanks for taking your time to share your experience.

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