Join Our Gardening Club

Chilli Pepper 'Jalapeno'

Capsicum annuum | Chili Pepper

Hugely popular as a 'pizza pepper'

Fruits have a comfortable heat and a slightly sweeter flavour

Well known throughout the world

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

Want to get notified when back in stock?

Sorry this item is unavailable, why not try these products instead
Description Sowing More Info Delivery Reviews
Well known throughout the world, Chilli Pepper ‘Jalapeno’ is one of the most popular varieties. These well branched plants produce good yields of shiny, plump peppers. The fruits grow up to 7cm (3") and have a comfortable heat – hot, but not too hot! Use them green, or leave them to ripen further to scarlet red when they will have a slightly sweeter flavour. Perfect for heating up your pizza toppings or making hot sauces. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


1 Packet (15 Seeds) (37685)

Sow Chili Pepper seeds on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed sowing mix and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place seed trays in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) until after germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.


When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into individual 7.5cm (3") pots of compost and grow on in cooler conditions. When plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, transplant them into grow bags and containers, or plant them in well prepared beds of fertile, moist, well drained soil. Chili peppers may be grown undercover in a greenhouse or polytunnel, or grown outdoors in a sheltered position in full sun. When growing chilli peppers outdoors, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days prior to transplanting them. Space pepper plants at a distance of 50cm (20") apart.

Water chili pepper plants regularly throughout the growing season and feed weekly with a high potash tomato fertiliser once the first fruits have set. Taller varieties of chili peppers may require staking. Provide a thick mulch of organic matter around the base of the plants to help conserve moisture and reduce weed growth. In greenhouses, maintain high humidity by damping down paths daily. Harvest chilies singly by cutting them from the plant with secateurs or pull the entire plant when full of red peppers, and hang upside down in the kitchen for use over several months. Chili peppers grown outdoors must be harvested before the first frosts.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

You May Also Like

Sweet Pepper 'Astor' F1 Hybrid

Sweet Pepper 'Astor' F1 Hybrid

20 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£1.00

Chilli Pepper 'Heatwave Improved Mix' F1 Hybrid

Chilli Pepper 'Heatwave Improved Mix' F1 Hybrid

11 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£2.99

Chilli Pepper 'Jalapeno M'

Chilli Pepper 'Jalapeno M'

15 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£2.49

Chilli Pepper 'Basket of Fire' F1

Chilli Pepper 'Basket of Fire' F1

38 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£1.00

Sweet Pepper 'Tasty Mix All Season'

Sweet Pepper 'Tasty Mix All Season'

13 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£2.99

Chilli Pepper 'Heatwave' (Hot)

Chilli Pepper 'Heatwave' (Hot)

16 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£1.00

Sweet Pepper 'Black Knight' F1 Hybrid

Sweet Pepper 'Black Knight' F1 Hybrid

12 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£1.00

Chilli Pepper 'Padron' (Medium - The Tapas Pepper)

Chilli Pepper 'Padron' (Medium - The Tapas Pepper)

12 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£2.99

Chilli Pepper 'Hot Lemon'

Chilli Pepper 'Hot Lemon'

3 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£1.99

Sweet Pepper 'Boneta'

Sweet Pepper 'Boneta'

2 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£2.99

Chilli Pepper 'Fresno Mix' F1

Chilli Pepper 'Fresno Mix' F1

2 Reviews
Add To Basket

Just£0.75

Chilli Pepper 'Spangles Twilight'

Chilli Pepper 'Spangles Twilight'

1 Review
Add To Basket

Just£0.75

Sign up to the Van Meuwen Gardener's Club for Special Offers

JOIN NOW