The Jalapeno M matures in 70 to 75 days. Sausage-shaped fruits average 3.5" x 1.5” and are very pungent dark green fruits that are slow to turn red. Upright dark green plants grow from 26" to 36" tall and will continue producing over an extended period of time, making this an excellent choice for the home garden! A very popular seasoning in Mexican and American cuisine! Great for raw or pickled eating! SHU of 3,500 to 6,000. Average water needs. Water regularly, but do not over water.
Named for their native Mexican city of Xalapa, Veracruz, jalapenos are the most well known chili pepper in both Mexico and the United States. When smoked and dried, jalapenos become chipotles; this practice dates back to the time of the Aztecs. The state of Texas, which produces more jalapeno peppers than any other state, made the jalapeno its state pepper in 1995.