Want to add some spice to your life? Plant jalapeño peppers this spring! A jalapeño pepper plant is in the moderate range for heat when it comes to peppers, so it’s just right for most people. Growing and caring for jalapeños isn’t difficult provided you have plenty of warm, sunny weather for a few months. Interested in growing your own jalapeños?
The heat from peppers comes from the capsaicin found in the fruit. In terms of spiciness, jalapeños are fairly mild, ranking at 2,000-8,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). This might seem hot, but compare it to a cayenne pepper which falls into the range of 30,000-50,000 SHU!