Red Habanero

Capsicum chinense

This bushy pepper produces small red fruit that have a Scoville Scale reading of 100,000 to 445,000 units, making it one of the hottest peppers on earth! Smoky citrus notes accompany the heat. We often pack habaneros in olive oil, which tempers the heat and picks up the more nuanced, complex, fruity flavours characteristic habaneros. This variety requires a long hot growing season in order to ripen the peppers fully, so we choose to sell plants that are already a year old to give you a jump on maturing a bumper crop.

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Frost Tender but will make it in Bay Area Winters if fully protected

Habit: Grows 2 to 3' tall and 1' wide

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Rich soil high in organic matter

Origin: The Amazon

Red Habanero