Jalapeno peppers

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by c farmer, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I got a can of canned jalapeno peppers and love them on everything.

    I have the recipe. On average how many peppers will I get per plant?

    Anything I should know about growing them?
  2. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I think Dirtsailor is pretty adept at growing peppers. I have not had super good success. You might shoot him a pm.
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I don't have the answer Adam, just interested as well... We're gonna put up a greenhouse soon I hope.... Save some for ABT's though ! :biggrin:
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will if he doesnt see this.


    I sure will Justin.
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    All depends on your growing conditions. I have had hit and miss results with my plants the last couple years. Last year I got 12-24 jalapenos off two plants. Had hundred plus of the Thai chiles and a ton of the Italian roaster and a good hundred plus Serrano's. Keep in mind that's not enough to can. I can buy jalapenos for $0.99/lb here year round. I'd go that route if you're going to can. Takes a bunch of peppers to make it worth while.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015
  6. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I need to make a trip to your town with a trailer. Paying 11.99 lb here in waitsburg.
  7. Are you serious??
  8. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    unfortunately yes. Price get's a lot better in season I am kind of remote. But I don't care because I love the chile. Esspecially with some bacon and stuff.

    this was done 2 weeks ago. I think. I have some from yesterday but it the same damn thing. Heaven on the tongue. hell in the morning. Hahahaha.... I am talking heaven though. I mean like wow.
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man, that price sucks! I've never seen them higher than $1.99/pound and we don't live anywhere near where they are grown commercially. On sale I've seen them as low as $0.69/lb. Thai Chiles are near $8.00/lb and the rest are between $4-$7. I guess the cheap jalapeno prices offsets the high meat prices we have!
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I take very good care of my soil.

    I have soil tests done, I water when the rain shuts off and fertilize.
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Temperature is going to be your biggest issue. Consistent temps are needed to get a good crop of peppers. That's something we struggle with here.

    I know Smoking B had good success with Habaneros up your way. Too bad he's not around here anymore.
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    I love my local farmers market.. Gave up on growing japs. Good luck C. I bet that black soil does a lot better than the red clay here
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I am gonna give it a shot.

    We have great crops on the farm and my garden spot was part of a field.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015
  14. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Adam, I'd make some raised beds, the peppers all like good drainage in fertile soil. I'd make them all hoop houses. That way you can cover them and trap the heat when needed. I use walls of water to get the pepper plants going.

  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice...I use hoops as well. Especially over winter to keep the beds drier and put in garlic etc. New place = new beds so I've been busy with that. Sounds like we pretty much grow the same stuff...hot peppers....lol. Notice how large the Japs are now as compared to years past? and seem milder to me as they get bigger.....oh well, more space to stuff....Willie
  16. Hello Adam.  Peppers like acid soil.  Sprinkle about 1/2 pack of book matches in the bottom of the hole when planting out.  Cover with 2" of soil and then plant the seedlings.  The don't like much fertilizer.  About a teaspoon of 5-10-10 at planting time and then one more at blossom time.  Peppers like magnesium.  Spray the leaves and blossoms to help set fruit.  Where to get magnesium?  1 teaspoon of epsom salts in a quart spray bottle and shake well.  This same mixture is a cheap alternative to bloom set for tomatoes.  Hope this helps.  Keep Smokin!

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  17. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    great info man duly noted for mothers day planting. Points!
  18. Hello.  Thanks timberjet; but is all info I learned from another.  I CAN tell you I have used that method many times in the past and it always works.

    I don't know if any of you are familiar with this guy's work but he is THA MAN on veg gardens.  His method of transplanting tomato seedlings will have you thinking he is CRAZY but it REALLY works.  Creates a larger root system allowing the plant to absorb nutrients quicker and easier.  His weed control methods save a lot of time.  My brother and I have used most all his methods with great success.  Best $20 I ever spent on the veg. patch.  Just thought I'd share.


  19. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One of the things a farmer quickly realizes is you can grow anything, but somethings are just not worth the effort for your area. Peppers like sand which also means dry soils conditions. In Louisiana I always used the highest nitrogen based fertilzer I could buy. But in West Texas the best thing you can do, is just plant them. Peppers thrive on abuse when in the right location.

    I would suggest that you get a copy of your state university's growing guide. All states have one, they give planting cycles, harvesting times, fertilizer requirements, as well as the best varietys of each plant for your area. They are usually downloadable for free or for a buck or two.

    I started using the one from LSU soooooo many years ago, and when I mentioned it to my Pop (the "Gentleman" farmer...LOL) he ran around telling all the local farmers, the real farmers about it. I am sure they were all getting a good laugh. Below is ours, I am sure that your state university's ag dept publishes at least one as well. This is where the country agents get all their dope. Not that, information silly. If you can not, and I can't imagine that being the case, you can always go to the High School's FFA, or even the 4H, all have dependable information for your area according to your expertise.


    Just do a search. I found this very quickly


    You can also pass an enjoyable Saturday morning down at the feed & seed and gain a wealth of info about local varieties. Just remember to not ask questions about what you want to know, let them come to you first. LOL

    I hope something helps.
  20. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Our(my wifes) pepper plants do well here. But, we really don't have a winter. She grows jalapenos and serranos in her herb garden. They produce pretty well, but we use a lot of jalapenos so still sometimes have to buy some at the store. They're cheap enough to buy, but it's just kinda cool to be able to pick them from our garden. David.

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