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18 April 2013

Scoville Heat Units: 5,000 SHU

Capsicum Annuum

The Jaloro is a hybrid version of the jalapeno, created by the Texas Agriculture Extension Service in 1992.

What is a Jaloro Pepper?

The Jaloro Pepper is basically a yellow jalapeno, but turns red if left un-harvested for long enough. It can be used at any stage of its maturation, but is commonly used while yellow. The Jaloro is juicy and meaty, with thick walls. It tastes like a regular jalapeno but slightly more fruity.

The Jaloro is delicious in Mexican food, especially in salsas, on salads, or on nachos. It can also be pickled, just like its sister.

Most significant, perhaps, is the fact that it is disease resistant to 6 types of viruses that often affect peppers.

Where Can You Buy Jaloro Pepper Seeds?

Check out our Chili Pepper Seeds Resource Page, or you can order from Amazon – Jaloro Pepper Seeds.

Jaloro Chili Peppers

7 comments

  1. Raimo Tarkkonen

    Is Jaloro ripe enough for collecting seeds for future germinating or do I have to wait that it turns red?

        1. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

          Raimo, yellow IS a mature color for jaloro peppers, though if you leave them on the plant long enough, they will eventually turn orange, then red. You are good to pick them when they are a healthy yellow color.

          1. Raimo Tarkkonen

            Thank you for reply. I have four Jaloros planted and they are pushing a really good yield. I am going to harvest most of the pods and make jams and pickles. This is my first season with Jaloros and I’m really thrilled about how much pods they have made and how the thick walls the pods have I have cold-smoked and then dried Early Jalapeños earlier and going to try the same with Jaloros later (if there is any left).

          2. Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness

            That sounds GREAT, Raimo. I grew jaloro peppers last year and yes, they were very productive plants. I love them! Good luck with the harvest and recipes!

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