Pepper Jalapeno Early is an heirloom pepper plant native to North America, South America, and the Caribbean. This variety performs better in cooler climates, producing hot, skinny fruits 2.5-3" long, with a bold, spicy flavor and Scoville rating of 2,500-5,000. Jalapenos are the hottest harvested as they begin to turn red and become slightly sweeter fully ripened to red. This classic pepper is a staple in Mexican dishes and obvious addition to the kitchen garden. Upright plants grow 18-36" tall and 12-24" wide, flourishing in full sun in the vegetable garden or large containers with regular water and warm weather. For a mild pepper, grow Cubanelle.
Pepper Jalapeno Early Selling Tips
Sell Pepper Jalapeno Early to customers looking for a traditional hot pepper for the vegetable garden and culinary use. This variety offers small, spicy peppers on an upright plant that flourishes in warm weather and full sun. Fruit is 3" long, and well-suited for use in Mexican cuisine. Grow peppers alongside tomatoes, zucchini, and onions in the garden. Germinating pepper plants from seed can be tricky, so customers love finding a wide variety of plants available at the local nursery.
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1. Plant outside once nighttime temperatures are consistently 60 degrees. Space plants 12-24" apart in well-drained soil in full sun.
2. Till soil 8-10" deep and cover with dark mulch about a week before planting to warm the soil. Mulch will also help maintain moisture throughout the growing season.
3. Water regularly, one or two inches of rainwater or irrigation per week.
4. Harvest peppers when green or just turning red for the spiciest flavor. Red jalapenos will be slightly sweeter and bolder.
General Growing Tips For Your Seedling Tray
For best results with Pepper Jalapeno Early, plant one seedling per 4-inch container. Use a well-drained soil with a pH of 6.5-7.0, temperatures of 70-90 daytime and 60-70 nighttime, and low feed (75 ppm N). This plant doesn't require pinching and we don't recommend using PGRs on vegetables. You may see aphids, flea beetles, and cutworms. This plant can suffer from bacterial spot.
This plant is grown for culinary use.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant.
We don't recommend using chemical growth regulators on vegetable plants.
You may see aphids, flea beetles, and cutworms.
This plant can develop bacterial spot. Practice good sanitation and use clean potting media. Water at the base of each plant, keeping the foliage dry, and allow the soil to dry slightly between watering. Provide good airflow in your greenhouse and space containers so sunlight can penetrate to the soil level of each plant.
Planting Pepper Jalapeno Early Liners
Plant one seedling per 4-inch container or 1801 cell. Use well-drained soil and center the seedling in the container.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Pepper Jalapeno Early Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||4-5 Weeks|
|Bloom Period||Spring, Summer|