Producing extra-large, thickwalled, flavorful chile peppers that reach 4 ½" long, 'Megatron' lives up to its name! Earlier to harvest than some jalapeños, this variety is quick to produce an abundance of peppers, ripe for stuffing! Taco Stuffed Jalapeño recipe inside packet. Jalapeños rate 2,500–5,000 Scoville heat units (medium hot). High resistance to bacterial leaf spot races 0-3 and tobamovirus. Days to Maturity: 65 days from transplanting
Family: Solanaceae, Nightshade family, includes tomatoes, potatoes, petunias, nicotiana, Chinese lantern, and eggplant.
Hardiness: Frost-sensitive perennial grown as an annual
Exposure: Full sun.
Plant Dimensions: 18"‒36" tall, 12"‒24" wide
Variety Info: 4 ½" long, 1 ½" wide at the shoulder tapering to a rounded tip; peppers start out dark green turning to red if left to mature on the plant. Red jalapeños are slightly sweeter and spicier. The popular chipotle pepper is a dried, smoked, red jalapeño. 'Megatron' is a medium-hot pepper at 2,500-2,500 Scoville heat units. Pepper heat varies depending on growing conditions.
Attributes: Good for Containers
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