Caloro is also known as Yellow Jalapeno. These chilies are pointed shape, 2-3” long and thick walled. They mature to yellow to orange and hot red color and have a mild to medium heat with good flavor. Plant size ranges from 2-3’ tall. Tobacco Mosaic virus resistant.
- Warm season annual
- Approx. 50-75 seeds in packet. (A seed will vary in weight and size within a given seed lot. The number of seeds stated is only an estimate.)
- Maturity: Approx. 70-75 days
- Planting season: Late spring/summer
For quantities greater than 500 lbs, or for special requests such as seed treatment, ask us for a price quote on this variety.
Cultivation: Start seeds inside 6 weeks before last frost date (or 8 weeks before expected transplanting date). Keep soil warm until emergence (75-80ºF minimum). Seeds will not germinate in cool soil and planting out too early may affect plant vigor. Harden off plants carefully before transplanting. Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Transplant in late spring/early summer in a very warm and sunny location (soil temperatures at least above 60ºF). Fertilize as needed. Too much nitrogen will produce lush foliage and few fruits. Harvest the green fruits directly from the plant. To dry red ripe peppers, cut branches, remove leaves and hang until fruit is dry.
Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.
Culinary tips: The Caloro chilli peppers is great used fresh in a salsa, pickling, and dried chili powder.