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Chili pepper 'Giant Jalapeno'

Capsicum annuum 'Giant Jalapeno'

Pepper, Chili, Chili pepper (Eng.), Brandrissie, Reuse rissie (Afr.)

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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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

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.

Propagation

Seed
Sow seeds in Spring or Summer after the last frost, or grow in a greenhouse until warmer outside. Germination takes 10-18 days.

Special features

Crop rotation
Giant Jalapeno is a heavy feeder - feed with amble of nutrients.
Pot plant
Chili Peppers make great pot plants provided they receive enough sun and water.

Geography

Origin
Central America, Mexico
Natural climate
Warm to hot

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Edible
The peppers, seeds, and flowers are edible and the peppers can be eaten raw, cooked or stuffed.
Notes
Culinary

Personality

Family
Solanaceae
Flower colour
White
Scent
Mild

Problems

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.

Companion plants

Tomatoes, basil

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