Farmers Market Jalapeño - Capsicum Annuum - Rare & Delicious
Quantity: 10 Seeds
Species: Capsicum Annuum
Scovilles: 7,500 - 8,000
The Farmers Market Jalapeño, aka the Potato Pepper, is a unique and wonderful variety of Jalapeño. Everything about this plant is unusual and beautiful; the branches and leaves are covered in hairs, and the fruits, which exhibit excessive corking (cracks), grow to be much larger than standard Jalapeños. These plants fruit profusely, and the flavour is superior. These peppers are great for stuffing, pickling, drying, sauces, and salsa. These plants have strong branches that are more flexible than many pepper varieties, so they are less prone to breaking; this being said, it's still wise to offer the pant some sort of support.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
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Like all capsicums, it’s best to start Farmers Market Jalapeño seeds as early in the season as possible; we start them here on the farm in January. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds 1/4 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat greatly aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds can take between 4-8 weeks to germinate, but they can sometimes take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher. Peppers do best when grown in full sun.