CHILLI JALAPENO MIX LOTS OF COLOURS! FEELING HOT HOT HOT! $2.20

Description
Many people think of the jalapeño as a very spicy hot pepper, but in terms of the Scoville scale, the jalapeño is merely mild to moderate. It has a Scoville heat unit range of 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units (SHU).

Jalapeño is one of the most popular chilli varieties. Jalapeños were named after the city of Jalapa. Today this city in Mexico is called “Xalapa de Enríquez”. In 1982, the Jalapeno was the first chili to enter space! An astronaut took several pods as a snack to eat it in the space shuttle.

Jalapeno chili plants are easy to grow. Their chilli peppers can already be harvested green. Whether green or red, they can be used in many recipes. The crunchy pods have a pleasant spiciness. The slightly sour paprika taste is perfect for sauces, salads and stuffed chilli peppers.

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun but keep well-watered. They need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter.

Can be grown in containers or gardens. Once fruiting plants may need staking if starting to lean. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Chilli plants are susceptible to mildews and need protection from aphids.

Sow
Sow direct or in pots in Spring, after chances of frost has passed. If living in a warmer climate they can be grown in any season. Sow 5mm deep with 50cm spacing and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity

70- 80 days.

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