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Habanero Pepper Seeds

Habanero Pepper Seeds

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The habanero chili comes from the Amazon, from which it was spread, reaching Mexico. A specimen of a domesticated habanero plant, dated at 8,500 years old, was found at an archaeological site in Peru.

An intact fruit of a small domesticated habanero, found in pre-ceramic levels in Guitarrero Cave in the Peruvian highlands, was dated to 6500 BC. The habanero chili was disseminated by Spanish colonists to other areas of the world, to the point that 18th-century taxonomists mistook China for its place of origin and called it Capsicum chinense ("the Chinese pepper").

Today, the largest producer is the Yucatán Peninsula, in Mexico. Habaneros are an integral part of Yucatecan food, accompanying most dishes, either in natural form or purée or salsa. Other modern producers include Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, and parts of the United States, including Texas, Idaho, and California.

The Scotch bonnet is often compared to the habanero, since they are two varieties of the same species, but they have different pod types. Both the Scotch bonnet and the habanero have thin, waxy flesh. They have a similar heat level and flavor. Both varieties average around the same level of pungency, but the actual degree varies greatly from one fruit to another according to genetics, growing methods, climate, and plant stress.

In 1999, the habanero was listed by Guinness World Records as the world's hottest chili, but it has since been displaced by other peppers. The Bhut jolokia (or ghost pepper) and Trinidad Moruga Scorpion have since been identified as native Capsicum chinense subspecies even hotter than the habanero. Breeders constantly crossbreed subspecies to attempt to create cultivars that will break the record on the Scoville scale. One example is the Carolina Reaper, a cross between a Bhut jolokia pepper with a particularly pungent red habanero.

    Species: Capsicum Chinense

    Heat Level: 100,000-350,000

    Type: Medium/Hot

    Origin: Amazon, reaching Mexico 

    Days to Harvest: 90-100 Days

    Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds 

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 26 reviews
    Thomas Lenz
    Most seeds sprouted

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

    John Woolrich

    They're growing.

    Joel Potter
    Wonderful germination rates

    Bought 4 different types of peppers (jalapeño, habanero, ghost, carolina) almost every single seed sprouted. I killed them all, via cooking them with my heat mat. Had to buy them again for a second attempt. Very pleased with the product and will continue to buy my seeds from them. Last year was a great success as well!

    Steven Richardson

    Habanero Pepper Seeds

    Jeffrey Rowell
    Habanero seeds worked fine

    Every seed I planted managed to germinate and now I'm having to decide which plants to cull because I don't have enough space for all of them.