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.
This strain was collected in Catron County, New Mexico in a region south of the Zuni Pueblo. They are big producers that come in earlier than most Jalapeno varieties.
Germination rate 95% – July 2020
Minimum 50 seeds