Growing Non-GMO TAM Jalapeno Hot Pepper Vegetable Seeds
- Latin Name: Capsicum annuum
- Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11 (Perennial 9-11)
- Days to Maturity: 65-80
- 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
- TAM Jalapeno Color: Dark green then bright red when ready to harvest
- TAM Jalapeno Scoville: ~1,000 SHU
- Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to fungus, leaf spotting, and rot in poorly drained, oversaturated soils. Watch for aphids and whiteflies.
How to Grow TAM Jalapeno Hot Pepper from Seed
Pepper seeds thrive in pots and containers and can perennially overwinter in warm enough regions. Pepper is a heat-loving crop and does not perform well in shade or cold soils. TAM Jalapeno seeds are best if started indoors 4-6 weeks prior to final spring frost. Sow 2-3 pepper seeds 1/4" deep per cell or peat pot in fertile, organic, and well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.
TAM Jalapeno seeds germinate in 7-21 days, transplanting strongest starts 12-18" apart in the garden or 1 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 fruiting. Fruit may be picked early to ripen indoors or left to ripen on the vine. Using a knife or shears, carefully snip off peppers while leaving some stem attached to the fruit.
Serrano Tampiqueno pepper plants grow to approximately 30” to 36” tall and will continuously produce slender red peppers once the first fruits reach maturity in 80 days. The relatively compact growth habit of Serrano Tampiqueno pepper seeds allows them to be easily grown in containers, raised beds, and gardens with limited space.
TAM Jalapeno Hot Pepper in the Vegetable Garden
Jalapeno is ready in 67 days and is only 1,000- 1,500 on the Scoville scale. TAM jalapenos are bred to be more resistant to disease as well. These jalapenos produce between 23-30 peppers with fruits that are 2 ½” long with a tapered end. TAM Jalapeno plants are not as large as standard jalapeno plants, with a mature height of 24-30".
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.
As Tam Jalapeno plants grow, they will develop gloss green leaves. The plant will develop strong stalks, and flowers will develop. The jalapeno flowers will produce fruit that is a little under 3 inches long. Jalapenos will be green and smooth. If left on the vine, Tam jalapenos will turn a red color.
Harvesting TAM Jalapeno 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 TAM Jalapeno Hot Pepper Seeds
Capsicum annuum. (67 Days) TAM Jalapeno was developed by Texas A&M University.
This is a much milder jalapeno at only 1,000 Scoville Units.
All the taste without the intense heat. Perfect for stuffing.
Dry these chillis and make chili powder.
Very productive. Disease resistant.
This is a great option for those that enjoy a mild spice. TAM jalapenos are great any dish where a typical jalapeno can be enjoyed. Jalapenos can be used to make enchiladas, chilis, and stuffed and thrown on the grill. TAM jalapenos can be turned into a more tamed pickled variety that can keep year round, and makes a delicious pepper jelly as well.
TAM Jalapeno 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
Non-GMO TAM Jalapeno hot pepper seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.