Capsicum Annuum Zesty, dark green 3-inch hot peppers, ripening to a bright red color and their hottest flavor. Perfect for Mexican dishes, fresh, pickled, or in sauces. Stocky 12-24 inch plants are capable of bearing a heavy load without breaking. Early Jalapeño will flower and set under cooler conditions than most other varieties.
Growing Notes (60 days green, 80 red ripe) Start in shallow flats, planting 1/4" deep about 8 weeks prior to transplanting. Pepper seeds germinate slowly in cooler soil; if possible, maintain soil temperatures 80-90°F. When the first true leaves appear, transplant seedlings into 2" cells or 4" pots. Keep warm at room temperature (about 70°F) by day and cooler (about 60°F) at night. Transplant after danger of frost when the soil is warm and weather is steady. Plant 12-18" apart in rows 24-36" between.