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Purple Jalapeño Pepper Organic

Purple Jalapeño Pepper Organic


85 days. A colorful twist on the standard jalapeno, this dark purple, nearly black pepper has been a favorite in our trials for years. The dynamo plants produce showy lavender flowers followed by a deluge of 2 3/4 inch long fruit that are 3/4 inch wide. The peppers emerge a deep green with the purple tone quickly saturating the skin, and eventually ripening to blood red. With crunchy, deep walls, a lime green interior, and a stout, classic jalapeno flavor, this variety is a colorful divergence from standard jalapenos.
Also available as a plant.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 35 seeds per 1/4 gram.
  • PP692/L
  • 1/4 gram Organic
  • $3.95

  • PP692/M
  • 2 grams Organic
  • $8.25

  • PP692/N
  • 1/2 oz Organic
  • $34.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp. for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per 1/4 gramFertilizer Needs
70-90°F8-251/4"65°F12-18"24-30"70%2 years≈ 35High

Capsicum annuum Our wide array of fabulous peppers, both sweet and hot, offers one of the richest sources of nutrients in the plant kingdom. Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which revs up your metabolism and reduces general inflammation in the body.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting and reflect edible green fruit.

• Peppers are warm season annuals that grow best in composted, well-drained soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8
• Extra calcium and phosphorus are needed for highest yields
• Plants perform best when grown in raised beds and covered with plastic mulch
• Row cover young plants, remove after blossoms form
• Peppers grow slowly in cool soils; do not transplant before weather has stabilized
• Peppers set fruit best between 65-85°F

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Start seeds in trays 8-10 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Once seedlings have 2 sets of true leaves, up-pot to a 4 inch pot
• Use 1/2 cup TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost around each plant
• Fertilize with Age Old Bloom when plants begin to flower

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Flea beetles, aphids
Insect control: Pyrethrin or row covers
Common diseases: See chart below
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Peppers are generally fully ripe and have the most flavor and vitamins when they turn red, yellow, purple, or orange
• Store at 45-55°F and 95% relative humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
PeMV | Pepper Mottle Virus
PVY* | Potato Y potyvirus
TEV | Tobacco Etch Virus
TMV | Tobacco Mosaic Virus
ToMV | Tomato Mosaic Virus
TSWV* | Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Productive and fun but not much heat
Jan 24, 2017  |  By Kathryn Wilson
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I grew Purple Jalapeno last year alongside La Bomba and Early. These took a little longer to produce fruit, and were slightly smaller in size than the other two varieties. I picked most of them during their purple stage, forgetting that they ripen to red. In this stage, they had little or no heat. Even when red, it was not very hot. We ate them like sweet peppers. However, I gave it 4 stars instead of three because it was very productive, and if kept picked, produced until frost,