jalapeno peppers, fresh means: Dark green jalapeno, also known as the unripe red version of the pepper, often comes with white veins. It does not impact the taste or quality. The peppers are approximately 3 inches in length with a round tip. The earliest ripens to red, and they range in heat from very hot to extremely hot. They are sold fresh, canned, or pickedled. When dried and smoked they become chipotle peppers. They are delicious roasted, stewed, or pickled. Jalapeno Poppers were popularized in the 1990s. The heat ranges between very hot and extremely hot. (in Cooking Dictionary)