Jalapenos are the chilli that are used for pizza toppings the world over.
It is famous for its unique scarred skin which is a good sign of quality Mexican Jalapenos.
Jalapeno seeds germinate in between 12 to 21 days depending on the soil and temperature. The growing period for a jalapeno plant is about 70 – 80 days or so. When the plant matures, it stands two and a half to three feet tall. Usually a single plant will produce around twenty five to thirty five pods.
During the growing period, a plant can be picked multiple times, with more being produced. Traditionally the fruits are picked green, but they can be left to ripen red.
The jalapeno has a scoville heat rating of between 2,500 and 10,000 units.
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