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Chili pepper 'Early Jalapeno'

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Early Jalapeno is a variety of Chili pepper which is a member of the Capsicum family. Its botanical name is Capsicum annuum longum group 'Early Jalapeno'. Early Jalapeno is generally thought of as a open-polliated variety.

Most familiar in their green stage, jalapeños are hottest and fully ripe when they turn red. The stocky 2 foot tall plants will not fall over or break branches even with a heavy load of fruit. The short, 2-3 inch peppers are thick-walled and juicy. Use fresh, pickled, or in sauces. Early Jalapeño will set fruit under cooler conditions than other jalapeño varieties.1

Early Jalapeno grows as a Perennial and is a Vegetable. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Early Jalapeno normally grows to a max height of 1.49 feet (45.72 cm metric).

Mexico is believed to be where Early Jalapeno originates from.

Early Jalapeno Chili pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Early Jalapeno have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Early Jalapeno

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

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

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Early Jalapeno is generally regarded as a tender plant, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date. USDA Hardiness Zone 5 to 12 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Early Jalapeno needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Early Jalapeno from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between Chili pepper plants. For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 18°C / 64°F.

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

Transplanting Early Jalapeno

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

Early Jalapeno is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Early Jalapeno

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late summer.

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Early Jalapeno'

jalapino, early jalapino

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Early Jalapeno'

Jalapeno, Early

Latest Chili pepper 'Early Jalapeno' Reviews

  • I love growing my little jalapeno bush…it’s incredible easy to root-bind, as it will produce at a very small size, and over-all it’s idiot-proof. Grows slowly but surely and tolerates a lot.

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