Growing Non-GMO Jalapeno M Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 70-80
- Days to Germination: 7-21
- Seeding Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12-18"
- Row Spacing: 18-24"
- Plant Height: 18-36"
- Growth Habit: Sturdy upright
- Soil Preference: Fertile, organically rich, well-drained
- Temperature Preference: 70-90 °F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Jalapeno M Color: Bright green while developing and dark red when ready to harvest
- Jalapeno M Scoville: 2,500-8,000 SHU
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and rot in poorly drained, oversaturated soils. Watch for aphids and whiteflies.
How to Grow Jalapeno M Hot Pepper from Seed
Pepper is a heat-loving crop that does not perform well in shade or cold soils. Pepper seeds are best if started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost for transplanting. Sow 2-3 seeds 1/4” deep per cell or peat pot in fertile, organically rich, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Jalapeno M pepper seeds germinate in 7-21 days, transplanting best starts 12-18” apart in the garden or one plant per container. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers with a phosphorus-rich potting mix and will benefit from staking and support as they become top-heavy during fruit production.
Seeds do much better if they are started inside. Growing tips can be pinched back to encourage leaf production. Plants will produce flowers in full sun. Flowers will then produce jalapenos, and these can be picked when firm. Jalapenos will turn red over time on the branch.
Jalapeno M Hot Pepper in the Vegetable Garden
Pepper is one of the most diverse, showy, and flavorful fruits grown in the annual garden bed. Available in nearly every possible color and shape from the super sweet to super spicy, pepper grows stronger and tastes better with a season of full sun and high heat. Pepper plants thrive in pots and containers and can even perennially overwinter in warm enough regions, maturing into bushy, vibrant, and well-stemmed patio favorites.
Jalapeno M is a great hot pepper to have in the garden and kitchen. It can be diced and used in salsas for an extra kick. It can sliced and put into soups to instantly add spice. It is a great pickling pepper, and pickled jalapenos are delicious on sandwiches. This plant is an excellent companion for cucumber, oregano, and eggplants.
Harvesting Jalapeno M Hot Pepper
Some sweet and bell peppers can be harvested as soon as 60-70 days, but most hot varieties are ready about 100 days from sowing or when skin has changed color. Know the individual variety you are sowing to know when color has reached ripeness. Peppers can be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen and change color on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit. If working with hot peppers, wear gloves to avoid skin contact with capsaicin.
About Jalapeno M Hot Pepper Seeds
The name jalapeno is derived from the Spanish word jalapa, more accurately, Xalapa which is the capital city of the Mexican state Veracruz, and believed to be the birthplace of the world famous jalapeno. The jalapeno is one of the most commercial peppers for its 3-4" long, thick-walled fruits known for their kick and broad 2,500-8,000 SHU rating.
Jalapeno M Pepper is probably the most well known of all the Jalapenos. Easy to grow.
Or I should say it is the one you would pick up at your local grocer, but you probably didn't know it was a Jalapeno M Pepper!
The reason they are so popular is the thick walls, dark green color and only 2,500-8,000 scoville units.
This is just about the most perfect Jalapeno.
Jalapeno M Hot Pepper Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Packet - Approx 140 Seeds
- 1 oz - Wholesale - Approx 4,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approx 16,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk - Approx 64,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk - Approx 320,000 Seeds
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