Jalapenos - Knowledgebase Question

Wauwatosa, WI
Question by tweick
August 26, 1998
Can you me if my jalapenos are hotter now that they have turned red on the bush?


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Answer from NGA
August 26, 1998

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Jalapenos taste best when they're green, but will become red when fully mature. They're hotter when red, increasing from 3,500 up to 10,000 heat units.

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