Approximately 165 seeds per gram. Capsicum annuum Lot# PH31324 The Jalapeno M Pepper is likely the most used and most well known of the Jalapenos available today. They are easy to grow. Plants are sturdy and can grow to 60-90 cm (24-36″) in height with a spread of 40-45 cm (16-18”) in ideal conditions. Jalapeno M produces a prolific amount of dull white delicate flowers. Peppers start off as dark emerald green and become bright glossy red when they mature. Peppers are thick walled with blunt ends that are 5-8.5 cm (2-3½") long and 2.0 cm (3/4") wide.
Start indoors 6-10 weeks before your last spring frost. Sow 4-5 seeds 6 mm (¼”) deep in 10 cm (4”) pots and cover lightly with soil medium and keep soil moist but not too wet. We keep under lights at a temperature of 26.7-29˚C (80-85˚F). Germination rates can vary drastically from 10 days to 21 days. Thin seedlings to 2-3 per pot. Once seedlings develop their second set of true leaves, prune the first set of true leaves. Pruning the leaves forces secondary growth and creates a bushier plant. We do this on several leaf sets. If seedlings become too leggy, place them in a cooler location. This will slow them down and make their stems thicker. Transplant seedlings when soil has warmed up to 15.6-18˚C (60-65˚F). Plant transplants 45-61 cm (18-24”) apart in rows or blocks each way.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8
Planting Depth: Sow seeds 6 mm (¼) deep.
Germination: 10-15 days.
Height at Maturity: Plants reach 61-90 cm (24-36")tall. Compact bush habit. Spread can be 40-45 cm (16-18”) wide.
Days to Maturity: 75-95 days.
Watering: Peppers require about 2.5 cm (1”) of water per week. Allow water to completely soak the soil 15-20 cm (6-8”) deep. This will ensure good growth, whether vegetables are grown in single hills or wide rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week will help supplement how much you should water your garden. Soil should remain moist.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: Plant transplants 45-61 cm (18-24”) apart in rows or blocks each way.
Additional Information Jalapeno M Peppers are thick heavy peppers. Slice them up and freeze them in a container for use as fresh peppers on pizza and soups or use a dehydrator and dry them. We freeze and dry all our peppers for a variety of uses. Jalapeno M Peppers are rated at 5000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units) which is just hot enough to know your mouth is on fire, but you will not require a fire extinguisher!Harvesting “Hot Peppers” is task that is best completed wearing latex or rubber gloves to prevent any accidents. Hot peppers contain organic chemicals called capsaicinoids which can burn sensitive skin, your eyes, your mouth, and other sensitive areas. Use a good pair of scissors to cut the peppers from the bush. Picking them off usually will result in breaking off branches. To prolong a pepper harvest, cut peppers from the plant regularly.