Overview of Jalapeno
The most popular pepper is jalapeno, but contrary to popular belief, they are not that spicy. People avoid jalapeno peppers because of their spiciness, but they are pretty mild on a scale of hotness! The flavor of jalapeno peppers is similar to green bell pepper, and they have a front-of-mouth heat. Individual peppers can vary significantly in spiciness.
More to love in jalapeno:
- It is common to pick jalapenos green and use them as they are still unripened
- The universal use of this spice makes it known as the Queen of Spices
- As dried or powdered ingredients, red chilies are used in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes
- They are easy to grow, fast harvest, and very useful for everyone
Benefits of Jalapeno
Chile is considered one of the best spices to use in the kitchen, as you are probably aware. Chutney and pickles are the most common uses for them. Studies have shown that capsaicin in hot peppers reduces inflammation and reduces the risk of heart disease. You may be interested to learn that chili peppers are believed to help people lose weight if you are among the many people suffering from obesity worldwide.
How to sow and care for Jalapeno Seeds
Jalapeno seeds should be sown between late winter and mid-spring, as an earlier start will ensure an extended harvest. Plant a few seeds in a small pot after filling it with seed compost and firming it lightly. Most of the seeds you will receive from us will germinate, so only sow a few more than you need in case of losses.
Place a plant label on top of the vermiculite and water the bed. Put the pots inside a heated propagator at 21°C or on a sunny windowsill. Germination will take place quickly. With an elastic band, secure a clear plastic bag over each pot to raise the humidity. Once seedlings appear, remove the plastic bag or pot from the propagator.
Provide bright light and water regularly.
Jalapeno seedlings should be transplanted into individual pots filled with multipurpose compost once they are 2.5 cm tall. Such plants are beneficial when their growing conditions are excellent. While the roots are still growing inside the pot, move the plants to larger 13cm pots once the roots emerge through the drainage holes.
You should stick them with a thin cane when they reach about 20cm in height or if they start to lean. Pinch the shoot tips to encourage many branches when plants get about a foot tall, resulting in more fruit.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product type: Jalapeno Seeds
- USDA Zone: 9-11
- Feature: Easy To Grow
- Soil: Slightly Acidic
- Harvest Time: 60-70 days
- Scientific name: Capsicum annuum
- Higher classification: Peppers
- Family: Solanaceae
- Genus: Capsicum
- Order: Solanales
- Kingdom: Plantae
- More: Queen Of Spices
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