These are the earliest jalapeños we’ve found, as well as the most prolific in our short seasons. Readily ripening red, we love pickling jalapeños as well as turning them into hot sauce. We also smoke the red fruit to make our own chipotles! Since Organic Early Jalapeño is so compact, she also thrives in containers.
At Fruition, we sow peppers in soil blocks indoors 2 months before final frost, early April for us here in Zone 5, germinating them on heat mats with ease. Good light is essential: Younger, less stressed seedlings are healthier and more abundant than older, more stressed seedlings.
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Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: Indoors, ~8 weeks before last frost
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch Days to Germination: 7-10 at 85°F (29°C)
Sowing and seedling care: Sow 2 seeds per cell/ soil block, thinning to 1. Germinating them on heat mats at 80°F suits them best (transitioning to 70°F days and 60°F nights after germination). Move to 3-4” pots with first true leaves.
When to transplant: Harden off and transplant (can plant into containers) after last frost, when nighttime temps are consistently above 50°F. Pluck off any flowers at transplanting.
Transplant Spacing: 12-18 inches Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 55 for green fruit; 80 for red