Jalapeno Hot Pepper Seeds

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.  And no true garden is complete without some Jalapenos, right?  These plants will produce heavily over a long period of time.  Pick when green, or allow to ripen to red for a sweeter, bold flavor.  Jalapeños rate 2,500–5,000 Scoville heat units (medium hot).

1/2 g. seed packet


Name:  Hot Chili Pepper ‘Jalapeno’

Botanical Name:  Capsicum annuum

Days to Maturity:  73

When to start indoors:  8 to 10 weeks before transplanting outside.  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.

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.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 1 in


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