Even those relatively new to hot peppers know of the world famous Jalapeno, but some aren't aware of the fast growing Early Jalapeno pepper. The Early Jalapeno is a variety that matures two weeks before the other Jalapeno varieties, which is perfect for those who have short grow season or live in cool climates. This compact plant produces many small green peppers under cool night conditions. Many people think of the Early Jalapeno as a very spicy hot pepper, but the Jalapeno pepper has only a mild to moderate heat level as it averages about 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Early Jalapenos have the perfect amount of heat for those that like a little kick, but don’t want overbearing heat.
Although Early Jalapenos are hard to find, the peppers are easy to grow. Other mild peppers that are easy to grow include Bell peppers, Mini Sweet peppers, and Serrano Tampiqueno peppers. Jalapeno peppers are the most popular pepper in the world because of their versatility, and Early Jalapenos are a great choice because of their heat level, flavor, and they're easy to grow. For those looking for a spicier Jalapeno, the Billy Biker Jalapeno has more of a kick, averaging between 5,000 to 10,000 Scoville Heat Units.