Orange Habanero is an aromatic chile pepper with a subtle apricot aroma and offers an intense and pungent heat. Their spicy heat and citrusy fresh flavor go well with so many foods, tropical fruits, lime, avocados, fish, and tequila, etc. All habanero seeds are known for their slow germination and must be grown in warm, moist conditions.
Ripens from green to bright orange color with thin skin and waxy exterior. The pods have a distinctive lantern-like shape and are small at 2” long and 1“-2” wide. Capsicum chinense (90 days) Heirloom - Open-pollinated
Heat Level: Extra Super Hot. Scoville Heat Units 250,000
|Scoville Heat Units
||150,000 – 300,000 SHU
|Days to Fruit
The habanero chili is one hot pepper! Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, and pink are also seen. The Scotch bonnet is often compared to the habanero, since they are two varieties of the same species, but have different pod types.
Both the Scotch bonnet and the habanero have thin, waxy flesh. They have a similar heat level and flavor. Although both varieties average around the same level of “heat”, the actual degree of piquancy varies greatly from one fruit to another with genetics, growing methods, climate, and plant stress.
The name means “someone or something from La Habana”, or as it is known in English, Havana (“b” and “v” being interchangeable phonetically in Spanish).
The habanero chili comes from the Amazonas region, and from there it was spread through Mexico. One domesticated habanero, which was dated at 8,500 years old, was found at an archaeological dig in Peru. The Yucatán Peninsula is the biggest producer of habaneros these days, but it’s grown in many South American and Central American countries.
||Full Sun, 6-8 Hours/Day
||Heavy, 6 Gallons/Day
||Moderate, 65-85 Days Harvest
||6 Plants, 3 Row