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Habanero Pepper Seeds

Habanero Pepper Seeds

Plant size: 4 ft. Pod size: 2-3" Origin: Mexico Species: Chinense SHU: 100,000-350,000
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The Habanero chili dates back over 8.500 years old, when it originated from the Amazon and spread to Mexico. Spanish colonists disseminated this pepper to other areas of the world, becoming so popular that taxonomists at the time mistook the pepper's origin for China (hence where the term Capsicum chinense came from).

Habanero pepper plants average around 4 ft. tall, but they can grow much higher when planted directly into the soil in warmer climates. Often compared to the Scotch Bonnet pepper, they both have thin, waxy flesh that shines incredibly bright in the sunlight. These peppers mature from a mustard green to their signature orange color.

The Habanero pepper is incredibly popular across Mexico and much of Central and South America, with the Yucatán Peninsula being the largest producer of these peppers in the world. These peppers boast a wonderfully sweet and fruity flavor, with some noting a subtle smoky taste, and contain heat levels as high as 350,000 SHUs! This was considered world-record heat in 1999, when the Habanero pepper was listed by the Guinness World Records as the world's hottest pepper. Habaneros are an integral part of Yucatecan food, accompanying most dishes, either in natural form or purée or salsa.

    • Species: Capsicum Chinense
    • Heat Level: 100,000-350,000
    • Type: Hot
    • Flavor: Sweet, Fruity, Smoky
    • Origin: Amazon, reaching Mexico 
    • Pod Size: 2-3"
    • Plant Height: 4 ft.
    • Days to Harvest: 90-100 Days

    Try out our other Habanero Pepper Seeds and Scotch Bonnet Seed varieties, or if you're looking to get an early start on growing, buy our Habanero Pepper Plants.

    We also carry Habanero Snacks & Spices for you to enjoy or add to any food you like!

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 29 reviews
    Ray Page
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    Easy to use and great mail time.

    thomas kucinsky
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    I'm just getting ready for spring my friend said your seeds were the best so I've learned stock up ahead so you'll have when needed

    Bruce Wilson

    Habanero Pepper Seeds

    Thomas Lenz
    Most seeds sprouted

    The chocolate habaneros are growing a lot slower than the orange.

    John Woolrich

    They're growing.