Chinese pepper 'Habanero'
Habanero is a popular variety of Chinese pepper, which belongs to the Capsicum genus (Capsicum chinense 'Habanero'). Habanero is a heirloom variety.
Heat: Exceptionally Hot (SR: 100,000-300,000) A C. chinense plant which produces balloon or oval shaped fruits about 1" to 1.5" in length.
The authentic habanero also has a very fruity, apricot-like, flavor to it when ripe.
Cuba is believed to be where Habanero originates from.
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How to grow Chinese pepper 'Habanero'
Needs well-drained soil. Strongly prefers warm temps.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Habanero is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 as Habanero is a neutral soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant.
Growing Habanero from seed
Germinates much faster (1 to 2 weeks) when using a heat mat and fresh seed. With older seed and no heat mat, this can take up to 6 weeks to sprout.Look to ensure a distance 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.
Chinese pepper 'Habanero' information
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Habanero is Botanically a Capsicum chinense, not a capsicum annuum.
The Habanero name is derived from La Habana, commonly known as Havana, Cuba in English.
Popular varieties of Chinese pepper
- Habanero Orange
- Scotch Bonnet
- Caribbean Red Habanero
- Chocolate Habanero
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