Hot peppers, including jalapeños, are tropical natives and are a crop well suited to hot weather. Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest jalapeño peppers in your garden!
The jalapeño is the most popular chili pepper in North America. This pepper produces deep green 3-inch fruit that mature to a bright red. On the Scoville heat scale, the jalapeño is rated 2,500 to 5,000 units—a “medium-hot” pepper.