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Habanero Pepper Seeds

Habanero Pepper Seeds

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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 as itself or purée or salsa.

Try out our other Habanero Pepper Seeds or if you're looking to get an early start on growing, check out our Habanero Pepper Plants.

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


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 4 ft.
  • Pod Size: 3 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 90 - 99 days
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 100,000-350,000

Growing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
Norman S.

The Habaneros germinated perfectly! They are doing very well. Just completed the first transplant, and they are fantastic!

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed