I don’t know how long they were back there but it could have been a month, in a Baggie. Both are bright-to-deep green in appearance, although a serrano tends to be sleeker and longer than a jalapeno. Personally, I prefer the Billy Biker for a good heat. Even peppers from the same plant can vary in hotness. Plus, hot pepper jelly is always a hit with people. If you find your peppers are to hot just remove the seeds and membrane. My recipe for fresh salsa is at http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/fresh-tomato-salsa-recipe-2/, Dear R.G, of lime juice to the jar and pour in plain soda water until the peppers are covered. Todd, it may be your experience that jalapeno peppers don’t last in the refrigerator but I some in mine right now that are three weeks old and they are perfectly fine, have more striations than they did two weeks ago and they are definitely hotter. ("naturalWidth"in a&&"naturalHeight"in a))return{};for(var d=0;a=c[d];++d){var e=a.getAttribute("data-pagespeed-url-hash");e&&(! Any jalapeno can vary based on its origin. I looked for the salsa recipe, couldn’t find it! I still find it hard to believe that the older the peppers are, the hotter they are but I see it with my own jalapenos all the time. They all need heat, sun, and regular watering. There is still plenty of variation among individual pepper subspecies but it is pretty safe to say that a red jalapeno can be pretty hot if it has a lot of striations. The pepper is roughly the size and shape of a jalapeño, but with a thin skin that, when ripe and red, is noticeably wrinkled. Required fields are marked *. But this is definitely a couple weeks in the frig, not days. //]]>, April 30, 2012 by G. Stephen Jones 31 Comments. Tam Jalapeno #1 (Mild) 67 Thick Green- Red E Jalapeno 900 to 3500 Processing Market PVY Milder than Jalapeno M. Processing & market. It was not constructive whatsoever. Jalapeño peppers reach between 2,500 and 8,000 Scoville heat units – a heat grade that places them at the low end of medium-heat peppers.Poblanos range from 1,000 – 1,500 SHU – squarely in the mild pepper zone. //