Peppers" are a Ferry Morse item. The Jalapeno is
probably the best known, old time favorite hot pepper on the
market. It produces 3" long pepper pods that are excellent
for cooking, or eating fresh from the plant.
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Rake level.
How to Grow: Plant Jalapeno
after all danger of frost has passed. It's usually best to start
with pre-started plants purchased at your local greenhouse or
Plant transplants when the soil has reached 60 degrees. The soil
can be pre-warmed by covering with black plastic a week or two
before planting. Space plants
20" to 24" apart in well drained soil in full sun. Water
as needed. During the first few weeks of the growing season it is advantageous
to cover small pepper plants with clear plastic or cut off milk jugs at night.
Harvesting: Harvest by
cutting Jalapeno peppers from the plant when they have reached full size,
or have changed color. Leaving Jalapeno peppers on the vine to full
maturity can reduce yield.
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: All
from Ferry Morse. Anaheim Chili 6" - 8" hot peppers, 78
days, California Wonder bell pepper 75 days, Cascabella small hot
peppers 75 days, Cubanella sweet pepper 75 days, Jalapeno hot
pepper 72 days, Long Thin Cayenne hot pepper 72 days, Poblano mild
hot pepper 80 days, Serrano Chili very hot pepper 73 days, Sweet
Banana 70 days, and Volcano Hybrid hot pepper 90 days.