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Product Description:

65 days. So early, compact and prolific it earned an esteemed AAS award! Enjoy the spicy kick of homegrown jalapenos from a container or tight garden space. Reaching only 12–15 inches tall and 18–20 inches wide, Pot-a-Peño produces spicy, dark green fruit that ripens to a rich red and 2 ¾ inches long and ¾ inch wide. Situate in an 8 inch pot or hanging basket with at least 6 hours of full sun for best results.

Kitchen Counter Collection
Gardening isn’t restricted to people with enough land for planting. Recently we’re seeing a huge push for breeding development in food-producing plants that will flourish in containers with minimal care. We’ve hand-selected this assortment based on flavor, yield, ease of cultivation and appearance, so our gardeners with windowsill or patio space can enjoy the rewards of growing their own food at home. Each of these varieties produces attractive plants with lots of tasty fruit. Staking is recommended.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

I havent grown regular jalapenos so I dont really have any other experience to compare to, but these sure are prolific! I'll keep growing this container friendly variety and save my raised bed space for other veggies.

Jenny L.

I ordered this plant and a different peppers pack all of them were infested with aphids. I reported the issue to customer service, they asked for pictures and denied my claims insisting the plants were fine and healthy. It is unfortunate when a company does not stand by their customer service guarantee.

So sorry to hear that your plants arrived with aphids, that is definitely not the norm. I looked in our system and it appears you were refunded for the plants, so I'm glad that was able to be resolved. Hopefully you were able to rinse off the aphids before transplanting into your garden and you still have a bountiful harvest!

Soil Temp for Germ 70–90°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Days to Emergence 8–25
Soil Temp for Transp 65°F
Plant Spacing 12–18"
Row Spacing 24–30"
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 70%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 140
Seed Life 2 years

Capsicum annuum Our wide array of fabulous peppers, both sweet and hot, offers one of the richest sources of nutrients in the plant kingdom. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which revs up your metabolism and reduces general inflammation in the body.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting and reflect edible green fruit.

• Peppers are warm-season annuals that grow best in composted, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8
• Extra calcium and phosphorus are needed for highest yields
• Plants perform best when grown in raised beds and covered with plastic mulch
• Row cover young plants, remove after blossoms form
• Peppers grow slowly in cool soils; do not transplant before weather has stabilized
• Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Start seeds in trays 8-12 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Once seedlings have 2 sets of true leaves, up-pot to a 4 inch pot
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant
• Fertilize with Age Old Bloom when plants begin to flower

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids
• Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Peppers are generally fully ripe and have the most flavor and vitamins when they turn red, yellow, purple, or orange
• Store at 45-55°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS* | Bacterial Leaf Spot
Pc | Phythium Root Rot
PVY* | Potato Y potyvirus
RK | Root-Knot
TEV | Tobacco Etch Virus
TMV* | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV* | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV* | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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