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Chili Pepper 'Giant Jalapeno'

Capsicum annuum 'Giant Jalapeno'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

90cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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A photo of Chili Pepper 'Giant Jalapeno'
A photo of Chili Pepper 'Giant Jalapeno'
A photo of Chili Pepper 'Giant Jalapeno'

Overview

Giant Jalapeno is a mild pepper and is ideal for stuffing due to their smooth skin and thick flesh. Plants are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and potato virus Y.

Common problems

Plants are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and potato virus Y, but can be bothered by aphids, slugs, pill bugs, and leaf miners. Humid weather can cause fungal diseases like leafspot.

    Companion plants

    Tomatoes, basil

    Harvesting

    The first peppers will begin to set 60-70 days after planting seedlings. Pods will change in colour from green to yellow/black and red as they ripen. Wait until the fruits are of a good size before cutting them off with shears or a sharp knife with some stem attached.

    Propagation

    Seed

    Sow seeds in Spring or Summer after the last frost, or grow in a greenhouse until warmer outside. Germination takes 10-18 days.

    Special Features

    Crop rotation

    Giant Jalapeno is a heavy feeder - feed with amble of nutrients.

    Pot plant

    Chili Peppers make great pot plants provided they receive enough sun and water.

    Uses

    Culinary

    Edible

    The peppers, seeds, and flowers are edible and the peppers can be eaten raw, cooked or stuffed.