The famous Red Savina Habanero Pepper is rich in history. Frank Garcia of GNS Spices in Walnut, California, is the creator of this HOT pepper. Legend has it that he was plowing under a field of orange Habaneros after his buyer withdrew his proposed buying price, rather than selling at a low price. While plowing, he spotted one red pepper among the orange habaneros, saved the plant, and the rest is history! It is one of the only vegetables to be officially protected by the U.S. government under the Plant Variety Protection Act. Not only that, it used to be the hottest chili in the world until the Bhut Jolokia became the new winner! This pepper held the World’s Hottest Guinness record for 12 years (1994 to 2006).
The Red Savina Habanero Plant produces around 50 peppers of great flavor and consistent heat and provides reliable growing results. The Red Savina pepper is a very flavorful habanero, providing a sweet and fruity heat and a hint of smokiness that distinguishes from the rest of the Habanero pack. Just make sure to wash your hands afterward if touching them raw.
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: 350,000 - 577,000 Scoville Heat Units
Origin: United States
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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