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Habanero Chili Pepper Seeds

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Number of Seeds per Pack: 10

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Habanero Chili Pepper Seeds

The Habanero Chili is a great garden addition for the "pepper connoisseur". This is one of the most intensely spicy species of Chili Peppers. Unripe Habaneros are green, and they color as they mature.

The name Habenero comes from the Cuban city of La Habana (Havana, in English). Although the peppers did not originate there, they were frequently traded.

The Habenero Chili Pepper is believed to have originated in and around the Yucutan Peninsula. It was discovered by Early Europeans in that region and disseminated to other regions of the world. The Habenero was so common in China that 18th century taxonomists mistook China for its place of origin and called it “Capsicum Chinese” or “The Chinese Pepper”.

Although, Mexico is still the largest consumer of this very spicy pepper, it is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. Today, Habeneros are produced in Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, Texas, Idaho and California.

The heat of the Habenero makes it a popular ingredient in salsas, hot sauces and spicy foods. Sometimes Habeneros are placed in bottles of Taquila or Mezcal to make a spiced version of the drink.

Habeneros do best in hot weather and , specifically, in areas with good morning sun. Water these peppers only when they are dry. Over watering will produce bitter tasting peppers.

Habeneros also do well as a container plant.

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Additional Details
  • Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee)
  • Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum)
  • Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see)
  • Cultivar:Habanero
  • Category: Herbs, Annual
  • Seed Type: Open Pollinated
  • Height:24-36 in (60-90 cm)
  • Spacing: 36-48 in (90-120 cm)
  • Germination Time: days
  • Days to Maturity: 69-80 days
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Heat (Pungency): Extremely Hot ( above 300,000 Scoville Units)
  • Bloom Color:
  • Bloom Time:
  • Fruit Shape:Round, Twisted
  • Fruit Size: Small (under 2"length)
  • Fruit Color: Yellow turning to Red
  • Soil Requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
  • Propagation Methods: From seed, sow indoors before last frost or direct sow outdoors after last frost.
  • Other Details: Average water needs, water regularly, do not over-water. This plant is suitable for growing in containers and/or indoor growing. Wear gloves to protect your hands when handling the fruits and seeds.

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