Pepper Chile Early Jalapeño HEIRLOOM Seeds

Pepper Chile Early Jalapeño HEIRLOOM Seeds

Capsicum annuum

Item #0038

63 days from transplanting. Lots of bold flavor in a small, 3" pepper, jalapeños are a staple pepper of Mexican cuisine, and are incredibly versatile. They're hot enough to add a little kick to your favorite dish, but mild enough to use almost anywhere. Enjoy green or allow to ripen to red for a sweeter, bold, complex flavor. Jalapeños rate 2,500–5,000 Scoville heat units (medium hot).

This packet yields approximately 70 plants started indoors.

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Days to Emerge:
10-25 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
Start indoors

Row Spacing:
2'-3'

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


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 average last frost, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. Mild Climates: Can also sow in late summer for fall/winter crop.

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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