What a fabulous new color for a jalapeño! Created by the Chile Pepper Institute in New Mexico to have all the heat of a green jalapeño with a citrus undertone. They start out green but ripen to bright, sunny yellow. Pick at both stages for a colorful jar of pickled peppers! This jalapeño rates around 2,500-5,000 Scoville heat units (medium hot). Plants grow up to approximately 24″ tall and 18″ wide. Botanical Interests’® NuMex Lemon Spice Jalapeño Chile Pepper Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet yields approximately 16 plants when started indoors.
65 days from transplanting.
Outdoors: For mild climates only. Sow 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 70°F.
Indoors: Sow 8-10 weeks before transplanting. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–90°F. Transplant seedlings outside 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date, and when daytime temperatures are at least 70°F, and nighttime temperatures are at least 55°F. In mild climates, they can also be sown in late summer for fall/winter crop.