66 days. Most familiar in their green stage, jalapeños are hottest and fully ripe when they turn red. The stocky 2 foot tall plants will not fall over or break branches even with a heavy load of fruit. The short, 2-3 inch peppers are thick-walled and juicy. Early Jalapeño will set fruit under cooler conditions than other jalapeño varieties. Use fresh, pickled, or in sauces.