The Habanero pepper, a hot variety of chili pepper, originally came from the Amazon until reaching its way to Mexico and is the main ingredient in most jerk seasonings. The pepper pod will grow to 1-3 inches long, with a common orange, smooth skin that will display well in your kitchen. The habanero is known for its delicious, smoky, fruity and sweet flavors, and provides a heat that is sure to set a fire in your mouth. With so many flavors bouncing, this pepper is great for hot sauces, powders, and rubs! You will find that this particular variety of pepper is a PROLIFIC producer, and you will have no shortage of habaneros when harvesting time comes around.
Fun Fact: this is a chili that has been around for a while, which is said to be discovered 8,500 years ago.
WARNING: Plants adjust to small, gradual changes in their environment better than sudden shifts, which is what the hardening off process is all about. Just as you get burned when you bare your untanned skin to the sun, leaves of plants started indoors will develop pale, sunburned patches if they are suddenly exposed to too much sun. The story has a happier ending when you introduce seedlings to bright light and sheltered breezes gradually, over a period of one to three weeks.
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 100,000-350,000 Scoville Heat Units
Length: 4-6 Inches Tall
US Customers ONLY: We cannot ship live plants to Texas and New Jersey due to the Department of Agriculture forbidding invasive species to come into their state by mail.
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