Chili pepper 'Tam jalapeno'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Tam jalapeno'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Tam jalapeno is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Planting Tam jalapeno in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 is ideal for as it does best in neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Tam jalapeno from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Tam jalapeno about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Tam jalapeno

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

As Tam jalapeno is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Tam jalapeno

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Chili pepper Tam jalapeno Etymology

This variety was developed at Texas A&M University, (TAM) JalapeƱo.