Pumpkin Spice Jalapeno
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Pumpkin Spice Jalapeno Peppers ? Sorry Starbuck fans, you can't grind them and make a latte, nor do they taste anything at all like pumpkin or pumpkin spice drinks that have become so very trendy in the Autumn. They got their moniker "pumpkin" from their pumpkin orange coloration and the spice part refers to the their sizzling spicy Jalapeno heat,
NuMex Pumpkin Spice Jalapeño comes in at 80,000 Scoville Heat Units - most Jalapeno pepper varieties come in at 2,500 to 10,000. So needless to say, put your seat belts on when try one of these.
This halloween orange colored pepper was bred using natural techniques by New Mexico State University, it's not a GMO. It serves as delectable eye candy and is sometimes marketed as an ornamental pepper, but it's just as edible as any other members of the jalapeno klan, although it does have some fruity after tones.
It is dubbed as being highly prolific in the correct climates, which would be the South west. It can also be grown elsewhere with a reasonable summer season, even up to Maine. Colors of this peper are said to be fantastic come early Autumn.
Tips to Growing a Hotter Pepper
Water Jalapeno peppers will produce peppers with the same amount of watering that you give your other vegetable garden plants - HOWEVER if you want a truly fiery hot Jalapeno you must remember that water puts the fire out. After blossom set and the first appearance of baby jalapenos cut back on the water - do not starve them, but only water when the foliage starts to droop a tad.
Nitrogen is needed for optimal pod production - but in Moderation.
Sulfur - Hot pepper plants produce best when there is abundant sulfur in the soil.
Epsom Salt When Blossoms appear a foliar spray of diluted Epsom salts and water promotes fruiting.
Maturity - Hot peppers like good wine get better with age. The longer they age, the spicier and hotter they become. The capsaicin in the pepper increases as they age, so if you can wait until they are actually over ripe you'll be harvesting hotter peppers.