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Garden Seeds-Hot Pepper Jalapeño

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The Jalapeño chili is named after the city of Xalapa in Mexico, where the pepper was traditionally cultivated. But Mexicans also know it by the names chile gordo, meaning ‘fat chili pepper’, and cuaresmeño, referring to its traditional place on the Lent food table. Its first recorded appearance (as chipotle, i.e. smoke-dried jalapeño) is in the Florentine Codex manuscript, where priest and ethnographer Bernardino de Sahagún reported how popular peppers were with Aztecs in the 16th century: they were used in cooking, medicine and certain cultural ceremonies. Nowadays, jalapeños are grown extensively across Mexico and the thick-walled fruits are known worldwide. Although they are usually eaten at the green stage, either fresh or pickled, the fruits ripen to red and are amazingly sweet when allowed to do so (Scoville units: 2.500-8.000).

NAME
Hot Pepper

VARIETY
Jalapeño M

QUANTITY
35 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height 70 cm
Width 35 cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

COMPANION PLANT
Basils, okra, onions, radishes, calendula, mints.


SOWING
Indoor Feb-Mar
Outdoor May-June

TIMING
Germination 15-30 days
Harvesting 90-120 days

SPACING
When sowing 5 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When transplanting 30 cm

GROWING
Sunligth Full sun.
Soil Well-drained, light and fertile soil.
Watering Regular, moderate watering.
Feeding Heavy feeder.

CARING
Expert tip The Jalapeño’s flavour is best when harvested at the green stage, but it becomes hotter when left to ripen fully..