Ella's Garden Plants from A to Z: Capsicum annuum, Mammoth, Mammoth Jalapeno

Common Name: Mammoth Jalapeno

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Capsicum

Species: annuum

Cultivar or Variety: Mammoth

Characteristics of Plant
Jalapeno peppers are some of the most popular peppers. They are a meaty, flavorful pepper that has a medium to medium hot heat.

Mammoth Jalapeno pods are about 4-5 1/2" long and can be up to almost 2" wide. The pods start out a glossy green and than turn to red. They are generally used in the green stage.

Mammoth Jalapenos can be used in baking, grilling, pickling and is the most used pepper on Nacho dishes.

Germination Tips: Start this pepper seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost.

Life Cycle

Zone Hardiness up to
Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 5
Zone 6
Zone 7
Zone 8
Zone 9

Endangered Species


When to Sow Seed
Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring

Germination Temperature
70-80 F

Seed Sowing Depth

Seed Needs Light to Germinate

Days to Germination
14-24 days

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Plant Height
2 - 4 feet

Plant Form

Nutritional Needs


Reproduces By
Stem Fragments

Potential Hazzards or Invasiveness

Cutting Flower

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