Vegetable Description: The Habenero is a VERY hot pepper—the hottest open pollinated pepper available, about 200 times hotter than the Jalapeno! Fruits are about 1” x 2” and green in color, turning to orange/red at maturity. Primarily used as a dry pepper powder, for oil extract, or in sauces. SHU of 280,000 units. 90 to 100 days to maturity. Average water needs.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense
Other Common Names: Chinese Pepper 'Habanero'
Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 90
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 4000
Vegetable Height: 24” to 36”
Vegetable Spacing: 12” to 18”
Vegetable Planting: Sow seeds indoors before last frost. Plant seeds about 1/4” under soil surface, then transplant seedlings to garden with 12” - 18” between plants, and 24” to 36” between rows.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow pepper to ripen on plants; then collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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