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Chilli Pepper – Early Jalapeno

£5.99

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Easy to grow and packed full of flavour
This variety of Jalapeno produces elliptical-shaped fruits. The fruits can be harvested green or allowed to mature to red. A characteristic ‘corking’ pattern of crack markings can develop on the skin of the fruit as it reaches full size. The plant grows upright and can reach 60cm high bearing fruit up to 7.5cm long.

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Number of plants: 3

Variety: Early Jalapeno (organic*)

How Hot? Medium

Can be grown in: Chilies are best grown in fresh compost in either growbags or pots. Find out more about growing chillies in our growing guide below.

In the kitchen: Jalapenos are traditionally used to make nachos, pickles and used on pizza toppings, they can also be stuffed with cheese to make Jalapeno ‘poppers’.

Plant out: late April to early July. These plants will arrive bare-rooted with an approximate height of 10-30 cm.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Chillies and Peppers grow much better in a warm greenhouse. Some of the smaller plants will do well on a sunny windowsill.

Can be grown in....

Chillies and peppers are best grown in fresh compost in either growbags or pots.

How far apart?

Three to a grow bag or one to a pot. If you’re planting them in beds, the spacing is slightly dependent on the variety you choose, and we’ll advise you what’s best for your baby chillies and peppers when you receive them. If in doubt, 20cm is a good distance.

Looking after your plants....

Pinch off the tips of chilli plants when they’ve reached around 20cm in height – this will encourage the plant to produce more fruits! You’ll need to feed both chillies and peppers fairly frequently, especially before it starts to flower.


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Watering them

Keep them watered thoroughly and give them a liquid feed every fortnight.

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They need support

Give them a little support – train them up a bamboo cane.

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Pinch off any growing tips regularly

When they reach about 20cm in height you can pinch off the growing tips of the plant. This will encourage a bushier plant with more peppers.

Storage Tips

If you get a generous crop of chillies, try drying them out to keep you going over the winter.

Ways to cook

Sweet peppers are lovely in salads during the late summer and early autumn. And you really can’t go wrong throwing a few slices onto a pizza. You can makes some great relishes and pickles too. Chillies kind of speak for themselves – add them to anything for a little extra heat!

When we deliver
We deliver these plants from May until July, depending upon the season. It is a little tricky for us to give a specific date as we do not use any artificial heat to raise our plants, so we are a little dependant on the weather.

You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered and dispatched right up until late July, as the plants arrive as healthy young plants and will have already been growing for at least 2-3 months before you receive them, giving you a great head start on your vegetable growing!

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.