How to Grow Jalapeños in Pots | Jalapeño Plant Care
21.09.2023 - 10:35
Learn all about How to Grow Jalapeños in Pots and relish them fresh in smoothies, smoke them in dishes, toss in pizzas, add in tacos, omelets, and much more!
Jalapeños come from the nightshade family and are frost-tender perennial, mostly grown as an annual.
Originated in Mexico, a jalapeño pepper (Capsicum annuum ‘Jalapeño’) is a mid-size hot pepper fruit. It is grown throughout the world for its famous flavor, which is pungent, slightly sour, and spicy with a hint of smokiness. They have a green hue, but if left on the plant for long, they turn red, making them spicer.
The best thing about it is its preservability and versatility. It is also ideal for stuffing and pickling.
Other Names: Chile Gordo – “Fat Chili Pepper,” Cuaresmeño, Huachinango – the ripe red jalapeño, Chipotle pepper- smoked jalapeño pepper
Jalapeños can grow up to 24-36 inches tall and 12-24 inches wide. With regular pruning, the plant can stay on the shorter side, making it perfect to grow in small spaces.
Start jalapeños in an 8-12 inches pot. Make sure it has a drainage hole at the bottom. You can also plant them in grow bags and window boxes.
Early Jalapeño, Chilipeño Hybrid, NuMex Pinata, Conchos, Mitla Hybrid, and Jalafuego are some of the best varieties for containers. They are ready to harvest in 65-70 days and also stay manageable.
For a family of 4, all you need are 2 plants and you are sorted with a nonstop supply all year round!
Growing jalapeño peppers from seeds is quite easy and you can do it in small pots and even cups! Start when the weather is warm.
Place the pots in full sun, where they get lots of warmth. Remember, if you want the best jalapeños, ensure the plant gets a minimum sun exposure for 5-6 hours every day.
Use a fertile and