Jalapenos (Capsicum annuum) may be grown as tender annuals in cooler climates, but they will last as perennials in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11. Normally, jalapeno peppers grow green and ripen to red, but if they turn black on the plant, you likely have a serious ...
This jalapeño is fatter and longer than the standard jalapeño — and hotter, too! Vigorous plants yield lots of hot peppers that ripen to red when fully mature. Use some green and leave some to ripen for a pretty addition to your favorite spicy dishes.
Jalapeño jelly, which is a pepper jelly, can be prepared using jelling methods. Jalapeño peppers are often muddled and served in mixed drinks. Jalapeño poppers are an appetizer; jalapeños are stuffed with cheese, usually cheddar or cream cheese, breaded or wrapped in bacon, and cooked.
The Jaloro pepper was the first yellow jalapeño pepper created by the Texas Agriculture Extension Service in 1992. The fruit starts off a pale yellow, turns orange and finally red. It can be used at any stage of its maturation, but is commonly used and sold while yellow.