Pepper, Chili, Chili pepper (Eng.), Brandrissie, Reuse rissie (Afr.)
Giant Jalapeno is a mild pepper and is ideal for stuffing due to their smooth skin and thick flesh. Plants are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and potato virus Y.
The first peppers will begin to set 60-70 days after planting seedlings. Pods will change in colour from green to yellow/black and red as they ripen. Wait until the fruits are of a good size before cutting them off with shears or a sharp knife with some stem attached.
Sow seeds in Spring or Summer after the last frost, or grow in a greenhouse until warmer outside. Germination takes 10-18 days.
Giant Jalapeno is a heavy feeder - feed with amble of nutrients.
Chili Peppers make great pot plants provided they receive enough sun and water.
Central America, Mexico
Warm to hot
Soil PH preference
The peppers, seeds, and flowers are edible and the peppers can be eaten raw, cooked or stuffed.
Plants are resistant to tobacco mosaic virus and potato virus Y, but can be bothered by aphids, slugs, pill bugs, and leaf miners. Humid weather can cause fungal diseases like leafspot.