Extra-large jalapeño has rich hot flavor whether green or red! Slices of the smooth, firm, 3-4″ conical fruits add heat to gin, tequila, or vodka cocktails, or to a vodka infusion. 75 days from transplant. F1.
Care: Plant 18-24″ apart in rows 24-30″ apart in full sun. Keep soil uniformly moist (but not waterlogged) for best production.
Heart of Agave Tequila Garden:
Tequila and mezcal come from the unlikeliest of sources: the roasted heart of the agave, a spiky desert plant. Roasting it caramelizes the sugar and results in a rich, smoky spirit. To the delight of mixologists everywhere, tequila blends well with spicy herbs like sage as well as sweet summer fruit. Try a twist on the classic margarita with watermelon and ‘Margarita’ mint.
Agave y Piña: Muddle 1.5 ounces tequila, 2 ounces pineapple juice, ½ ounce agave nectar, jalapeño slices, sage leaves and the juice of ½ lime. Shake with ice, strain into tall glass over ice, top with club soda.
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