Jalapeno or Jalapeño is one of the best-known chilli peppers and used worldwide. It originates from Mexico and is named after the capital city of Veracruz – Xalapa.
The plant is easy to grow and will grow to about 120 cm high in a pot. If you choose to plant it in the ground, you will get a much bigger plant and a better harvest. The peppers are about 5 to 7 cm long and have a conical shape.
They are sold green in all shops, but if you let them ripen to red they will be sweet and fruity. They will be hotter and better tasting if they are picked ripe.
Flavour wise: Sweet and fruity when it’s ripe (red).
Heat level: Mild – 3/15
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available