Good yields of flavorful, moderately hot, 5 in. long fruits for eating fresh, grilling, or making salsa. Large size and thick walls make this the ideal jalapeno for stuffing. We love our Jalapeno Gigantia peppers filled with cream cheese.
Mary's thoughts on spiciness: Jalapenos get spicier as they mature, and often develop corking: white or tan lines caused by tiny cracks that form in the skin. Corking is a good indication that your pepper is getting ripe. Whether it has corking or not, I find that a jalapeno is spiciest when it just starts to get an orange or red blush, but before it has turned completely red. Why? A fully red jalapeno is sweeter, and sweet balances out heat.
Growing Jalapeno Gigantia Hot Pepper Seeds
Sow hot pepper seeds indoors in cell packs or flats, 8 weeks before the last anticipated frost. At 70-90°F., germination is in 8-25 days. When the soil has warmed to at least 60°F., transplant into the garden 18-24 in. apart.
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