Chocolate Habanero’ Hot Pepper

Capsicum chinense

This pepper has dark chocolate-colored pods that are slightly bigger and reported to be twice as spicy as the common orange habanero. Tropical peppers do well planted next to the house, in a greenhouse, or in a pot that is protected during the Winter (ideal to maintain soil temps above 65℉).

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Tender

Habit: 18" tall by 12" wide. In our area, peppers can be made to perennialize when protected from frost in the Winter.

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Fertile, well- draining soil

Origin: Originally from the Peruvian Amazon, and domesticated in Mexico and the Carribean. Habaneros are named for the city of Havana, Cuba.

Chocolate Habanero’ Hot Pepper