The jalapeno is a medium sized chili pepper.
The jalapeno is a medium sized chili pepper.A mature jalapeno fruit is 5–10 cm long.and is commonly picked and consumed while still green, but occasionally it is allowed to fully ripen and turn crimson red. It is a cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum originating in Mexico, which is a bush that grows 60–120 cm long tall.
It is named after Xalapa, Veracruz, where it was traditionally cultivated. About 160 km2 are dedicated for the cultivation in Mexico, primarily in the Papaloapan River basin in the center of the state of Veracruz and in the Delicias, Chihuahua, area. Jalapeños are cultivated on smaller scales in Jalisco, Nayarit, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Chiapas. Jalapeño juice is often used as a remedy for seasonal allergies and cardiovascular problems.