Here is the Orange Spice Jalapeno Pepper, Capsicum annuum, Scoville Units: 2,000 ~ 8,000 SHU. This pepper originates from the USA and was created by the New Mexico State University’s Chile Pepper Institute often referred to as NuMex. It is a cross between a early jalapeno and a permagreen bell pepper. This very productive variety produces pods from about 1.5 to 2 inch long fruits with an orange color. They have a jalapeno type flavor with a twist of sweetness. Some say these peppers can get to 80,000 shu but have fund this not to be the case with our plants. Plants get to 3 feet tall and bushy. Open pollinated 78 days from transplanting.
Orange Spice Jalapeno Pepper
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Peppers require a long warm season to produce fruits, taking from 58 to 100 days to mature. Although grown as an annual throughout most of the country, peppers survive as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b, 10 and 11. Ornamental, sweet and hot peppers all require the same conditions for germination and fruit production.
1. Start pepper seeds six to eight weeks before you plan to plant them outside. Use planting trays or pots with drainage holes and a separate water tray to allow excess moisture to drain.
2. Wash planting trays or pots with hot water and soap. Mix nine parts water with one part bleach and rinse the containers with the mixture to remove any bacteria and fungus.
3. Fill the planting container with seed starting mix. Use a packaged soilless blend or make your own using one-third peat, one-third sand and one-third vermiculite.
4. Broadcast the pepper seeds across the seed starting medium. Cover them with a light layer of the medium about twice as thick as the seed width.
5. Mist the planted container with room temperature water until the starting mix feels damp all the way through. Cover the tray or pots with a humidity dome or plastic film.
6. Place the planters in a warm location. Pepper seeds nee