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Jalapeno plants grow up to about 1 metre (3 feet) tall. The chiles average 2.5 cm (1 inch) wide, and 7.5 cm (2 to 3 inches) long.
Most Jalapenos are harvested when they are a rich green colour. Red Jalapenos are the more mature version of the green ones, that have been left on the plant a bit longer.
In Mexico, some will be grown with brown streaks on them, which consumers there like. For the North American market, they are grown pure green.
Varieties of jalapenos include Típico, Peludo, Early Jalapeño (hotter) and TAM Jalapeño (milder.)
Chile Heat: 2,500 - 8,000 Scoville Units
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1 cup, seeded and sliced weighs about 90 g / about 3 oz.
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