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Chinese pepper 'Chocolate Habanero'  

Capsicum chinense

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Chocolate Habanero is part of the Capsicum genus and is a Chinese pepper variety. Its scientific name is Capsicum chinense 'Chocolate Habanero'. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Red-brown.

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An annual/perennial, so it will last at least a year and up to several years in its native climate. Chocolate Habanero is known for its Erect habit and growing to a height of approximately 45.72 cm (1.49 feet).

Typically, Chocolate Habanero Chinese pepper is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.

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How to grow Chocolate Habanero

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Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Chocolate Habanero is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Chocolate Habanero requires a soil ph of 7.0 - 8.5 meaning it does best in neutral soil - weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Chocolate Habanero from seed

Start indoors six to eight weeks before last frost date.

Ensure a distance of 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) between seeds when sowing - look to sow at a depth of approximately 0.2 inches (0.5 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 18°C / 64°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Chocolate Habanero

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Chocolate Habanero is a tender plant.

Harvesting Chocolate Habanero

Ripe peppers are about two inches long and a reddish brown color.

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