Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Mucho Nacho') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Hybrid
Country of Origin: Mexico

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Jalapeno
Pepper Shape: Cylindrical
Fruit Length: 2.5 - 4 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1 - 1.25 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 69-76 green, 80 red.
Wall Thickness: Thick
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 4500 - 8000
Heat: Medium Hot 2.5-30K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Vegetable
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit


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Posted by BookerC1 (Mackinaw, IL - Zone 5a) on Aug 22, 2014 10:21 PM

These are a variety of jalapeno, but I wasn't prepared for the kick they delivered! They are a little larger than the standard jalapenos I've grown, but are significantly hotter. Great flavor, just use a little less in your recipes! These were prolific producers in my garden. I had good luck freezing the diced peppers to add to recipes throughout the winter.

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