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'Mucho Nacho' Peppers
 
Sub-Category: Hot
 
Description: Hybrid hot jalapeno type. Plants bear 4-inch, green fruit maturing to red. Hotter than other jalopenos. Vigorous, disease resistant plants. Resistant to potato virus Y and tobacco etch virus.
Days To Maturity: 69-70
Seed Sources: Totally Tomato - updated in 2011

 
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Overall: (4.9 Stars)Overall
Taste: (4.8 Stars)Taste
Yield: (5.0 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (5.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 05/20/2014 by Dr.J - An intermediate gardener

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St. Joseph, Indiana, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

I chose this variety as my first review on this site because it has been my best performer across all crops. It has been consistently productive for 3 years now, and the peppers are great for stuffing and grilling when we tailgate for football. They vary quite a bit in terms of how hot they are in our experience, but they taste great.
 

Reviewed on 12/23/2010 by ewor - A novice gardener

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Marion, Indiana, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

tomatogrowers.com. I planted two in pots, two in the garden. Surprised how well they performed in the pots. Garden and pots produced early fruits and remained heavy through the season. Much hotter than I expected, and will use them again.
 
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Reviewed on 09/25/2010 by flowerbill1952 - An experienced gardener

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Prince Georges, Maryland, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This jalapeno does it all - healthy plant, heavy producer, relatively large fruit. I roast the outside skin to blacken with a map gas torch and throw them whole in a freezer bag and freeze. Take them out as needed and run under water to remove the skin and thaw.
 
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Reviewed on 01/29/2010 by WeedyWagner - An intermediate gardener

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Wake, North Carolina, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

*Big* jalapenos. *Hot* jalapenos. *Lots* of jalapenos. All on a 2-3 foot plant that's not bothered by pests. Great for canning.
 

Reviewed on 04/02/2007 by salmon - An experienced gardener

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Florence, Wisconsin, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

I have grown this variety for several years in Northern Wisconsin. It consistently produces large crops of large-sized, thick walled peppers that are moderately hot and have excellent flavor. This is a great pickling jalapeno since the slices maintains a nice crunch after the canning process.
 

Reviewed on 01/03/2007 by tdoty - An experienced gardener

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Clinton, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is the best jalepeno variety that I have ever grown. It produces large quantities of large, heavy fruit. The flavor is good and slightly hotter than many smaller fruited varieties. I have grown it for more than 5 years with guaranteed success. With a short north country growing season, I rarely get red peppers, but I get lots of 4" long by 1.5" wide, thick-flesshed peppers for making salsa. They are prone to some netting and darkening from our cool nights and hot days of August, and unreliable rains. This is only cosmetic.
 

Reviewed on 08/16/2006 by purshia1 - An experienced gardener

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Carson City, Nevada, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Obtained 6 plants from Totally Tomatoes in late May 2006. Planted Memorial Day Weekend. Initially slow to grow, the plants were flowering by early July and started setting fruit shortly thereafter. Plants are above 16 inches tall and multi stemmed (pinched tops in mid June). The plants have set 8 - 13 fruit each. Fruit are green with some black coloration. It's mid August and the peppers have not yet started turning red. Flavor is very good and typical of jalapeno peppers; the peppers are hotter with seeds and ribs, flavor is much milder when they are removed. Perfect for fresh salsa because the heat can be adjusted. Plants were planted in loamy sand with about 3 - 5 inches of compost deeply dug into drip irrigated raised beds. The beds have about 9 - 10 hours of direct sunlight per day at mid summer. Growing conditions this year are typical of northwestern Nevada summers, with warm days and nights cooling off to the mid 50's. Insects have not bothered this variety.
 

Reviewed on 09/20/2004 by E Mancini - An experienced gardener

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Jefferson, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Heavy bearing very hot pepper. Thick skin and keeps well.
 
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Reviewed on 09/09/2004 by russell - An experienced gardener

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Ontario, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 163 - 183 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

large yields,firm thick walls,super size ,excellent jalopeno, never fails.
 




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