3,500-5,000 SHU - MEDIUM. Most popular of the jalapeno peppers - Flavorful and zesty! One of the most popular seasonings in American dishes! Found in rings atop nachos and chopped in Mexican sauces - both sweet and hot. Long bearing, upright 20-26"H plants produce 3½" x 1¼" pods. Have moderately thick flesh, blunt ends, and a deep green color that turns red at maturity. Can be used fresh or pickled.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.