Craig's Grande Jalapeno Pepper (Capsicum annum)

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Purchased (Baker Creek Heirloom Seed)

Life Cycle

Annual

Category
Pack Date

Vegetable (Hot Pepper)

2022

Requirements

Start indoors in bright light 8-12 weeks before last frost date. Heat mat helps to warm soil and speed germination. Peppers often appreciated a bit of afternoon shade during the hottest summer weather.

Sprouts in 7-10 days. Ideal temp 70-95F. Seed depth 1/4". Plant spacing 18" apart. 8-12 hours of full sun.

Seed Saving

Use ripe peppers! A fully ripened pepper will almost always go through a color change. After ripening, the pepper’s flesh will soften slightly, and a simple squeeze will not cause the peppers to crack. Keep your seeds in a well-ventilated area for 5-7 days. Jostle the seeds around every day to make sure both sides of the seeds are getting dried out. Properly dried pepper seeds should crack in half rather than squashing or bending when you break them. If they are not 100% firm, they are not yet dry enough to be stored.

When your pepper seeds are dried, they must be kept dry and cool. Label your seeds and store them in a sealed container.

Additional Info

"An improved jalapeno, developed at Redwood City Seeds. A big, fat jalapeno that is perfect for making salsa. Thick, flavorful flesh.

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