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Sandia Seed Company

Jalapeño Early Heirloom Seeds

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Early Jalapeño - The best pepper for short seasons and cooler climates! These are one of the earliest peppers at just 65 days from seed to the first harvest.  Everybody loves Jalapeños because they can be prepared in so many different ways. Jalapeño poppers, jalapeño jelly, and pickled jalapeños are just a few examples. Jalapeños have thick skin and just like their cousin the serrano pepper, they do not need to be roasted or peeled before using.

Pods are 3" long and 1" wide on productive 24" plants. Chipotle peppers are red jalapenos that have been smoke-dried for preservation. It's called early for a reason; it is the earliest jalapeño to mature each season. Capsicum annuum     (65 days)  Heirloom - Open-pollinated - Non-GMO

Heat Level: Very Hot  Scoville 5,000 - 15,000

~ Packet contains 10 seeds. 

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In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 - 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5-gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are green. If left on the plant a couple more weeks, the peppers will turn red at full maturity.

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Learn How to Grow Chilli Plants Faster
: If you're wondering how to grow chile plants faster for quicker harvests, there are a lot of ways to do this. Select early season pepper varieties, make sure to start your seeds early, keep them warm, and use season extenders or indoor lights to help them grow faster until the warm weather comes to stay. 

All of our seeds are GMO-free.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Don Strano
A favorite

This variety is always a favorite in my garden. It grows well and produces great peppers throughout the summer and into the fall. with moderate heat.

Did great

I grew these indoors under a grow light, although I started with fluorescent lights. I'm a beginner and these had kind of a hard life with my lack of knowledge. They ended up giving us quite a bit of peppers though and they tasted great. I just ordered more jalapeno and bell pepper seeds. If you grow indoors use the best grow light you can afford, fluorescent lights can get you to seedlings but they have to be close.

Favorite Jalapeno Seeds

These were our favorite last summer, we're growing the rest of the seeds out this year, every one sprouted and they were the first of our peppers to germinate. We're excited to be enjoying some jalapeno poppers and salsas this summer with these spicy gems. They turn red if you leave them on the plant to ripen!


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No heat!

We had an unusually hot summer for the PNW (temps in the 30's and higher) so the plants did very well with a ton of fruit, but for some reason they had absolutely no heat at all. Other seeds I tried from Sandia also did very well (pequin, arbol, malagueta) and had plenty of heat.

Hi Chris! Thanks for the feedback. We find that these Early Jalapenos, depending on the conditions, sometimes are quite mild and sometimes they get quite hot. Their Scoville ranges from 5,000 - 30,000. Depending on when they are picked, they may not be as hot as more mature pods. Overwatering and/or weather conditions can also affect heat. It sounds like the other peppers you grew did well and were hot - so it's hard to say what caused this lack of heat in these Jalapenos you grew this season, but we hope you'll try again and let us know if you have the same results in a different season! Let the pods stay on the plant longer as they often get more spicy as they ripen fully. We also recommend growing our Yellow Jalapeno 'Lemon Spice' that is still an early jalapeno but has more heat with up to 30,000 Scovilles and comes in bright yellow. Thanks for growing our seeds!