70 days green, 80 red. Enjoy the taste of jalapenos but not the heat? Then this is the pepper for you. It has the same great flavour of a jalapeno with just a touch of heat. 7 cm. fruits start out green and ripen to red. Eat at either stage. Dry the red peppers and grind for amazing chili powder. Pickle the green fruits for mild jalapeno pepper pickles. Bushy plants are very productive and disease resistant. Tam jalapeno was developed Texas A&M University hence the name TAM.