The Jalapeno Tam Peppers grow on a sturdy compact plant that grows upright on a solid bush type habit and reaches about 40-61 cm (16-24") in height with a spread that reaches 40-45 cm (16-18”) wide. We provide additional support for most of our pepper plants, especially if they are prolific producers. Jalapeno Tam are a very productive plant with each plant yielding about 40 or more peppers. Peppers are a deep glossy emerald green that turn bright red when mature. The conical shaped fruit average 7.5-10 cm (3-4”) long and 2.5-3.8 cm (1-1½”) wide at the shoulder. They are thick walled, mildly pungent, and crack-resistant. Jalapeno Tam peppers are best used when they are green.
Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Plant in well-draining soil in a warm, sunny location after the danger of frost has passed. Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart. Peppers prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season. Water regularly, making sure the soil stays moist but not waterlogged. Harvest peppers when they reach full size and have reached their mature color.
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil. Soil pH: 6.0-6.8. Planting Depth: Start seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost date in your area. Germination: 7-14 days. Height at Maturity: 30-90cm (12-36”) tall. Days to Maturity: 60-100 days. Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing after Thinning: Space plants 30-45cm (12-18”) apart.