Jalapeno Orange Chili Seeds
Info: The chili named after the town Jalapa (Veracruz) in Mexico is one of the most well known and most popular chillies in Mexico and the United States. The Jalapeños are popular in particular due to their juicy fruit flesh with the typical flavour of this variety. The fruits reach a length of up to 8 cm and have thick fleshy fruit walls and rounded ends.
Contrary to its red relatives, this variety ripens to a bright orange. Jalapeños belong to the few chillies which also taste good when they’re green and unripe. When they have ripened to red, their flavour takes on a pleasant sweetness. Due to their mild spiciness, Jalapenos are excellent for fresh consumption, as well as for cooking, stuffing, pickling and grilling.
Care: The germination temperature is between 22 und 28°C (6 - 20 day germination period), therefore the use of a greenhouse and a heating mat is recommended. The plants need fresh, well-fertilised, permeable soil, and do not tolerate waterlogging. They should be planted in a sunny, protected place with at least 6 hours of sunlight - preferably more. Put the plants outside approx. 2 to 3 weeks after the last frost.
|Level of spiciness||5 - 6|
|Scoville||2.500 - 10.000 SHU|
|optimal germination temperature||22 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Jan. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 80 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to orange|
|Fruit appearance||conical, approx. 3 x 8 cm|
|Ripening time||80 - 90 days|