It's easy to be timid when taking your first bite out of this pepper, but it really has no HEAT! A tamed jalapeno with the same exceptional flavor and crunchy thick walls. We enjoyed snacking on these while working in the garden without any water standing by to put out that burst of fire that regular jalapenos would bring on. We were impressed the number of peppers this plant produced, loaded with large, 4-6” fruit.
Germination: 10-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 75-85 degrees F. Cooler soil temperatures increase germination time.
Seed Sowing Depth: ¼” deep
Starting Indoors: 8-10 weeks before last frost. Sow in flats/cells/pots. Provide 75-85 degrees F soil temperatures. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer (diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement). Transplant seedlings 18-20” apart after last frost.
How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row
Harvest: Using 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 on to mature, to color and sweeten up.
Tips: Pinch off early flowers or tiny fruit on any seedlings before placing them in the ground. Plant in fertile, well composted soil. 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.