Jalapeno Pepper Growing Information and PhotosThe Jalapeno pepper originally hails from Mexico, but now it is grown in a variety of places. We grow our jalapeno plant in Massachusetts, in a container. When it's warm out we take it outside. In the winter we bring it in. Jalapenos can be eaten green or red, and are considered a medium-hot pepper. If you let a jalapeno go red and then smoke it it is called a chipotle.
I'm trying to track down the history of this particular plant. I believe we first started growing it in 2009. I know in 2009 we had several pepper plants for the first time and they weren't growing well. Then we repotted them in October and they immediately began flowering and making fruit. The photos I posted at the time were for our ancho / poblano pepper, but I believe we had this jalapeno plant too. Ancho / Poblano Pepper Photos
These photos below are from January 2013, so just over three years later. The plant is now like a sturdy tree. The trunk is thick and has bark. It is making bunches of small almost cherry-sized red peppers.
The previous year, in December 2011, we had an infestation of tiny little white things on this jalapeno plant. We used a watered-down solution of NEEM oil to take them out. We then wiped the leaves clear. The plant survived and flourished!
We have friends who love getting our fresh peppers! I mostly think they are quite pretty to look at :).
We also grow a specific variety of jalapenos known as Mammoth Jalapenos
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