Jalapeno M is a variety of jalapeno pepper that is known for its medium heat level and high yield. Jalapeno peppers are a popular chili pepper that originated in Mexico and are commonly used in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. The name “jalapeno” is derived from the city of Jalapa, the capital of Veracruz, Mexico, where the pepper was traditionally cultivated.
Jalapeno M peppers are medium-sized, typically 2-3 inches long, and have a bright green color when they are unripe, and turn to red when they are mature. They have a distinct, slightly sweet and smoky flavor, with a moderate level of heat. They are typically rated between 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville heat units, where a bell pepper is 0, and a habanero pepper is around 300,000.
Jalapeno M peppers are great for adding heat and flavor to a wide variety of dishes, including salsas, sauces, dips, and soups. They can also be eaten fresh, pickled, or canned. They can be used in a variety of dishes, such as nachos, tacos, burritos, and enchiladas.
To grow Jalapeno M peppers, you will need to start by preparing your soil. Peppers prefer well-drained soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. The seedlings should be planted in a sunny location, in rows about 2-3 inches deep, about 24-36 inches apart. Water the seedlings regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged.
Once the plants are established, they require regular fertilization and keep an eye out for pests and diseases, such as aphids, whiteflies, and bacterial leaf spot, which can damage your plants and reduce yields. Jalapeno M peppers typically take about 70-80 days to mature, and are ready for harvest when they turn red and have a slightly firm texture.