CAPSICUM JALAPENOThe name jalapeño is Spanish for “from Xalapa” (also spelled Jalapa), the capital city of Veracruz, Mexico, where the pepper was traditionally cultivated. The jalapeño is a medium sized hot chili pepper. A mature jalapeño is 5–9 cm long and is commonly picked and sold when still green, but occasionally when ripe and red.Jalapeno is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum originating in Mexico. It is named after Xalapa, Veracruz, where it was traditionally cultivated. About 160 square km are dedicated for the cultivation in Mexico, primarily in the Papaloapan river basin in the north of the state of Veracruz and in the Delicias, Chihuahua area.Place 2-3 seeds in plugs or a seed tray and top with a tiny amount of compost or seedling soil. Water the soil. Keeping the soil moist is crucial until the seeds germinate.
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