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Early Jalapeño Hot Pepper (Heirloom, 66 Days)

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Latin American Heirloom . A very hot pepper with excellent keeping qualities, although Jalapeños are generally used green, they do turn red at full maturity. You should get a very abundant yield of 1” by 3” thick walled fruits, perhaps 30 per plant.

20 seeds  


Caspsicum annuum

Germination: 10-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85ºF. Cooler soil temperatures slows germination time.

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep

Starting Indoors:  8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85ºF soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-24” apart after last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row  

Harvest: Use a sharp instrument to cut the peppers from the plant. Pick the first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some peppers on the plant to mature so they can change color and sweeten up.

Tips: Pinch-off early flowers or tiny fruit on any seedlings before placing them in the ground. Plant in fertile soil, amend with composted if needed. It helps to use row cover early in the season, giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.

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Brent B.
United States
I recommend this product
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I ordered several different types of seeds for this year's planting. After starting all the seeds and anxiously awaiting their arrival I was pleasantly surprised that I had 100% germination. That's a first for me. Pinetree will now be my go-to seed supplier for my non-gmo, heirloom and organic seeds.

Monique M.
United States
I recommend this product
Early Jalapeño Seed Purchase

Seeds germinated a lot quick that the typical Chile pepper seed...less than a full week. If the peppers grow as quick as the seedling has I am definitely looking forward to purchasing more. Typical Pinetree Garden Seeds, they never cease to amaze me and I love their products and service!

Great Plant

Turned out great. Produced good sized jalepenos that I got several harvests from. See video of the garden and plants at the beginning of this video: https://youtu.be/BtxSDWvErHM

South Paris Maine
Up and growing

They look great and are nice strong plants

Jackie P.
Northern Japan
Easy Jalapeños

I bought these last year. It was my first time really planting a garden so I planted them late, gave them nutrient burn, an dI"m sure other mistakes I don't even know about. However, it still became a well producing pant!!! Mine weren't huge has another reviewer mentioned but they were a good size. I used them in all sorts of hispanic dishes. I had to learn how to make Jalapeño Poppers because it was producing so many. I will be growing it again this year.