The Jalapeno is a distinct genetic clade with no close sisters that are not directly derived from jalapeños. (Wikipedia)
Jalapeños were in use by the Aztecs prior to the Spanish conquest; Bernardino de Sahagún in the Florentine Codex writes of Aztec markets selling chipotles (smoked jalapeños), mole made from chipotles, besides the sale of fresh chilies.
The use of peppers in the Americas dates back thousands of years, including the practice of smoking some varieties of peppers in order to preserve them.
The seeds for this variety were collected in Catron County, New Mexico in a region south of the Zuni Pueblo.
We grew them out on our homestead, on a mesa in Arizona’s Painted Desert, at 6700 feet elevation.
They are big producers that come in earlier than most Jalapeno varieties.
Germination rate 97% – June 2021
Minimum 50 seeds