Even those relatively new to hot peppers know of the world famous Jalapeno, but few people know about the beautiful Lemon Spice Yellow Jalapeno pepper. The Lemon Spice Yellow Jalapeno is the same size as the traditional Early Jalapeno, but it ripens to a beautiful yellow color. Many people think of the 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). Lemon Spicy Yellow Jalapenos have the perfect amount of heat for those that like a little kick, but don’t want overbearing heat. This stunning ornamental delivers on both flavor and heat level as the Lemon Spice Yellow Jalapeno can be used as a colorful substitute for the traditional Jalapeno. Originally developed in New Mexico, Lemon Spice Yellow Jalapeno plants can tolerate hot, dry climates and grow to be about one to two feet tall.
Although Lemon Spice 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 Lemon Spice Yellow Jalapenos are a great choice because of their heat level, flavor, and colorful appearance. 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.