Cinder Jalapeno Pepper is a hybrid, jalapeno pepper variety that produces jumbo fruits on vigorous plants. This variety is widely-adapted and performs well across the entire United States. Fruits are dark-green, smooth, pungent and much larger than a standard jalapeno. These have a medium-high heat with a Scoville rating of 4,000 – 6,000. Cinder Jalapeno Pepper has a wide range of uses in the kitchen. Slice them for pickling or making a delicious jar of cowboy candy. They also taste great when eaten fresh as a topping for nachos, omelets, pizza and so much more!
Peppers are in the nightshade family along with tomatoes and eggplant. Plants in the nightshade family are susceptible to blossom end rot, which is a result of a calcium deficiency. To prevent or alleviate this problem, apply pelleted gypsum at the base of the plant at bloom set. Peppers do best when transplanted, as the germination time can be longer than most vegetable seed. Peppers grow very well in our heavy-duty seed starting trays. Plants should be started 4-6 weeks before the intended outdoor planting date.
If conditions outside are favorable, transplants may be planted directly from our 162 cell trays. If conditions are still too cold for planting peppers, transplants may be “stepped-up” to 4″ pots to allow more room to grow. Peppers can produce heavy fruits and will require some form of support to keep the plant upright. We recommend using the Florida Weave trellising technique that involves using stakes and twine along the row. This ensures that plants and fruits stay off the ground, reducing the possibility of disease and keeping fruits clean.
Cinder Jalapeno Pepper Planting Information
Planting Method: transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/4″
Seed Spacing: 2′
Row Spacing: 3-4′
Days to Maturity: 70
Disease Resistance: Bacterial Spot, Potato Y Virus