Jalapeno Jumbo Chili Seeds
Info: The Jalapeno Jumbo is larger than its sister varieties. The bushy plants reach a height of approx. 80 cm. The fruits have the typical Jalapeno shape, but can grow to approx. 10 cm long.
General Info: The chili named after the town Jalapa (Veracruz) in Mexico is one of the most well known and most popular chilies in Mexico and the United States. The Jalapenos are popular, above all, due to their juicy, flavourful fruit flesh. The fruits reach a length of up to 8 cm and have thick fleshy fruit walls and rounded ends. The fruits often have a cracked, corked surface, which the Mexicans regard as a quality characteristic. Unripe Jalapeños are green, and when ripened they have a powerful red colour. When they are green, Jalapeños sometimes tend to have dark flecks, which disappear when they have ripened to red. 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 21 und 28°C (7 - 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||21 - 28 °C|
|Sowing||Jan. - Apr.|
|Plant growth habit||bushy, approx. 80 cm in height|
|Ripening||from green to red|
|Fruit appearance||long, rounded, approx. 3 x 10 cm|
|Ripening time||80 - 90 days|