Jalapeño (full name Javier Jalapeño according in Too Many Fruits; also known as Chili Gordo and by many other names) was the secondary protagonist and main subject of the episode Jalapeño.
In his youth, Jalapeño was very similar to Orange, because he was annoying people such as Habanero who got knifed at the end of the flashback.
In the present, the Fruit Basket Group admires and adores him, and he is one of the few characters who doesn't get annoyed by Orange. However, he was knifed, and in his final words, he asked for Orange to keep the passion burning.
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He was very popular and charming pepper, which leads to fruits from a fruit basket to woo him. He was also very nice and friendly. Jalapeño took an interest in Orange, and said that he posessed the burning light of passion. He was a skilled singer as well.