Hot Pepper, Early Jalapeno
These prolific peppers can either be harvested green for classic jalapenos or allowed to mature until they are bright red and develop a bit more spice when they are roasted to make chipotles!
Hot Pepper: As group of veggies with tons and tons of variety, there is a pepper for everyone out there. Hot pepper’s heat come from a chemical they produce called capsaicin. Even when they turn out to be too spicy to eat, I love to use the peppers to make a hot oil that can deter pests like squirrels.
Growing Tips: Hot peppers love sun and heat! They do great all summer long in a greenhouse as well as in the garden. Give peppers plenty of fertility and at least 12 inches between plants.