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Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper Plant

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This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 24 - 30 Inches
  • Mature Width 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 9 - 12

Are you looking for a spicy hot pepper with bountiful yields? Then look no further because the Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper will rock your tastebuds and wow you with its bushels of smooth, dark green hot peppers! This hybrid pepper brings out the best qualities of its parents, producing some of the largest crack-resistant jalapeno fruits possible, up to five inches long. Rating 4000 to 6000 on the Scoville Scale, this pepper is known to be the hottest jalapeno-type pepper available! This plant is incredibly disease resistant, easy to grow, and will thrive in most areas. You can add it to salsas and salads for a kick, grill them or stuff them, and make Jalapeno Poppers. The large size makes them perfect for stuffing!

Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper Care

Sow seeds indoors in flats, four seeds per square inch and a quarter inch deep, about eight weeks before you want to transplant them outside. Keep the soil ideally 80°F to 90°F for quicker germination. Peppers love the heat, so transplant them once outdoor temperatures are hot and stable, at least 70°F, in an area with full sun. The ideal soil for these peppers is well drained, has a pH of 6.8, and has plenty of phosphorous and calcium. When it’s time to transplant the seedlings, space them twelve to eighteen inches apart and in rows two to three feet apart. 

Growing Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper

This pepper will take around 70-80 days until full maturity and is hardy in zones 9-12. Mature pepper plants will reach approximately 24-30 inches tall and 18-24 inches wide. In cold weather, cover Jalafuego with light fabric row covers and add mulch to the base of the plant to keep them warm. Pick the fruits once they have reached the desired size and firmness, and store them in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Many people wear gloves when harvesting to avoid getting any capsaicin in their eyes. 

This variety is perfect for growing in containers. Select a pot that is 12 inches in diameter and 14 inches deep with at least 5 gallons of soil. Place it in a sunny spot with at least 6 hours of sunlight per day and warm temperatures. 

Watering Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper

Peppers love slightly dry conditions, so check if you need to water your plant by sticking your finger in the soil and feeling if the top inch of the soil is dry. If it isn’t, wait until it is and then water it thoroughly; this helps the peppers develop their flavor and spice levels!

Feeding Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper 

In the ground, if the soil has plenty of phosphorous and calcium, your pepper plant shouldn't need any fertilizer. To fertilize container plants, choose a formula that is slow releasing and contains phosphorous and calcium. Adding too much fertilizer can make the plant prioritize growing foliage over fruits.

Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper Plant Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 24 - 30 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Low Maintenance
Brand: Goodness Grows
Common Name: Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper Plant
Other Name(s): Jalafuego Jalapeno Pepper
Scientific Name: Pepper 'Jalafuego'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
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We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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