Hot Pepper Jalapeño M - Piccolo Seeds
is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
The Jalapeño chilli is named after the city of Xalapa in Mexico, where the pepper was traditionally cultivated. But Mexicans also know it by the names chile gordo, meaning ‘fat chilli pepper’, and cuaresmeño, referring to its traditional place on the Lent food table. Its first recorded appearance (as chipotle, i.e. smoke-dried jalapeño) is in the Florentine Codex manuscript, where priest and ethnographer Bernardino de Sahagún reported how popular peppers were with Aztecs in the 16th century: they were used in cooking, medicine and certain cultural ceremonies. Nowadays, jalapeños are grown extensively across Mexico and the thick-walled fruits are known worldwide. Although they are usually eaten at the green stage, either fresh or pickled, the fruits ripen to red and are amazingly sweet when allowed to do so (Scoville units: 2.500-8.000).
About Piccolo Seeds Piccolo was born in 2012 in Italy with the intention of offering select seeds for urban gardens. In their shop, they offer vegetables and plants specially designed for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, suitable for terrace garden spaces. They don’t just offer vegetables. They think a balcony garden should also be beautiful so they offer fruits, edibles flowers and herbs. Their selected seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials.
All our plants come in a plastic nursery pot as standard. Decorative pots are sold separately and can be found here. You can use our handy size filter to find the perfect pot!