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  • Chilli - Jalapeno


    (Capsicum annuum) - Certified Organic Seed - Grown at Greenpatch Organic Seeds

    Jalapeno almost speaks for it's self with it being used throughout restaurants and being so readily available as a preserve. Jalapeno is a extremely popular variety producing green fruit that can also be used when red. Don't be confused by its medium heat rating of 5/10 as it still backs a punch. Chilli's get to 8 cm long with thick flesh, originating from Mexico. Hardy Summer vegetable, high yielding. Adds flavour to cooked dishes. Ideal for bottling.

    Heat Level: 5/10

    Chilli's are relatively pest free.

    How to Grow

    Chilli's are a fast growing annual/short lived perennial depending on the particular variety and your climatic conditions. In warmer climates or using hot houses in cooler climates chillis will grow as short lived perennials meaning you can get 2+ years from a chilli plant. Frost or cold winters will prevent this from happening and you will more then likely need to re-plant each season.

    Chilli's like very fertile well drained soil in a sunny or part shade position. Sow seeds during late winter in a hot house or during spring & summer without a hot house. It's best to sow in pots, cover seed with 3mm of soil then transplant seedlings at 5cm to garden position space 70cm apart.

    Caution handle seeds with care, may cause irritation.

    Sow Spring-Summer

    Sow in pots then transplant to the garden at 5cm tall

    Seed packet contains approx. 25 seeds

    120 days to harvest

    165 seeds/gram.


    Jalapeno is a commonly used for Jalapeno poppers, presserved, fresh or in various cooked dishes. You can also allow jalapeno to rippen to red for a sweeter flavour. It's not recommended for drying due to the thick fleshy fruit. Chillis have an array of uses being Ideal for adding heat to cooked foods, sauces and bottling.