Jalapeno M Hot Pepper
Capsicum annuum 'Jalapeno M'
Jalapeno M Hot Pepper fruit
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Height: 3 feet
Spacing: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Jalapeno Mild
Group/Class: Hot Jalapeno
All the flavor of a jalapeno without the intense heat; this variety produces mildly hot, juicy dark green peppers; thick walled and crunchy, ideal for stuffing, pickling and hot sauces; can be left to ripen to bright red; suitable for patio containers
Jalapeno M Hot Pepper is an annual vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities, although it does have ornamental merits as well. It produces dark green long peppers (which are technically 'berries') which can be harvested at any point. The fruit will often fade to red over time. The peppers have a mild taste and a crunchy texture.
The peppers are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Jalapeno M Hot Pepper will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant is quite ornamental as well as edible, and is as much at home in a landscape or flower garden as it is in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.
Jalapeno M Hot Pepper is a good choice for the vegetable garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.