- Grown, sold, and described by Bunny Hop Seeds
- Time to maturity: midseason
- Heat: medium heat
- Approx. number of seeds per pack: 10+
- Capsicum annuum
- Bagged Bloom Seeds
NuMex Jalmundo is a larger than usual sized jalapeño pepper developed by the New Mexico State University chile pepper breeding program. The words “jalapeño” and “mundo” were combined to create the name “Jalmundo,” suggesting that this jalapeño is as large as the world. The breeding for this chile was intricate, but the original parents were Keystone Resistant Giant (bell pepper) and Early Jalapeño. NuMex Jalmundo has a heat that is medium in a jalapeño scale, where Early Jalapeño is hot, and NuMex Primavera is mild. Scoville units are approximately 17,000, which can vary with growing conditions. Hot and dry growing conditions will produce hotter fruits than wet and cooler conditions.
I planted NuMex Jalmundo in a new bed which had little compost and was largely poor sandy soil. I used a wood chip mulch to keep the roots cool and prevent the sand from drying out so quickly. My plant grew to nearly 3 feet tall, and I would expect this size to be greatly increased with better soil. The plant covered itself with fruits, many of which I enjoyed fresh, but most of my bagged blooms did not set fruit in the unseasonable heavy rains we experienced in May. Therefore, my seed count per packet is low and not a reflection on the productivity of this variety.
The flesh is thick, crunchy, juicy, and tolerably hot. This is a perfect pepper for making poppers.
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