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Early Jalapeño

Medium-statured plants with hot (especially for a jalapeño), sausage-shaped fruit.

Approximate heat level: 25,000 SHU

Early Jalapeno chilliesChilli var. Early Jalapeño

Price: £2.00

Capsicum annuum

The sausage-shaped fruit of this chilli variety have a medium thick flesh and are significantly hotter than many of the other jalapeño varieties. They measure about 2.5 x 5cm, and start out a lively green before maturing to a bright red.  The medium-sized plants are quite manageable and can be grown in either the ground or containers, though they will have to be given strong support.

The young, green fruit of jalapeños have a herbaceous, green bell pepper flavour that puts its stamp on any dish to which it is added. Indispensable in both Mexican and Southwest American cuisine, jalapeño chillies are as versatile as they are well known, and are equally at home when pickled, added to salsas, baked into corn bread, or sliced into rings for pizza toppings.

Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20

We also sell plug plants of this variety: see www.seaspringplants.co.uk