Pepper, Jalapeno (Capsicum annuum) seeds, organic
Family: Nightshade (Solanacea)
Annual, 70 to 90 days to harvest
Jalapenos are easy to grow and the load of fruit on the compact bushes is really a bit absurdly large for the size of the plant. The word “overloaded” comes to mind. The fruits are thick-skinned and blunt, fat even, and are traditionally used for pickling and for making chile. They are very hot. Peppers can be harvested green or allowed to ripen to a bright red. We allow the peppers to go completely mature and ted before harvesting for seed. Some peppers scald when summer sun gets too hot, which damages or ruins them. Note in my picture how the plant has been designed by nature to shade the fruit, so they do not scald. Standard pepper culture, fertile, fast draining soil watered shallowly and frequently in a full sun position.
Packet contains 20 seeds
5 g contains ~1,200 seeds
10 g contains ~2,400 seeds
Certified Organically Grown
Traditional usage (TWM): flavor enhancement, circulation stimulant, antibacterial, vermifuge, against shock, life extension, prophyllactic to cancer and heart disease.* Source of capsaicin.
* American Heart Association Scientific Sessions Report, Presentation P1036
- Consumption of chili pepper may reduce the relative risk of cardiovascular disease mortality by 26%, according to an analysis of diet and mortality data from four large, international studies.
- Chili pepper consumption was associated with a 25% reduction in death from any cause and 23% fewer cancer deaths, compared to people who never or only rarely consumed chili pepper.