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Pepper - Jalapeño Early - Capsicum annuum
Tender Annual Jalapeño Early is similar to Jalapeño, but is earlier and better adapted to cool conditions. Dark-green, thick-walled, 3" cone-shaped fruits ripen to red. These peppers are hottest when fully ripe (4,000 to 6,000 Scoville units), but can be eaten at their green stage. A perfect pepper for Mexican dishes and pickling.
Soil & Water: Peppers require deeply-worked, well-drained soil with plenty of added organic matter and a pH of 6.0-6.8. Water deeply, but don't over water.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost. Direct seeding is not recommended. Stake to keep fruit off the ground and mulch for disease and weed control. Jalapeño peppers germinate slowly, must have warm, moist conditions.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest the first fruits early to encourage continued production through the season. Cut (don't pull) the fruit from the stems.
Did You Know? To tame the burn, eat peanut butter, milk, ice cream or yogurt. The heat-producing capsacin binds to the fat in them and is swallowed harmlessly.
Soil Temperature: 75-85F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-15 Days
Height At Maturity: 24"
Days To Maturity: 72 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 12"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 50 Seeds
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