Pepper 'Habanero'
Pepper 'Habanero'
Pepper 'Habanero'
Pepper 'Habanero'
Pepper 'Habanero'
Pepper 'Habanero'

Pepper 'Habanero'

  • This Pepper 'Habanero' ships in a 3.5" Pot as a live plant
Regular price$8.50
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Gardeners with a taste for spicy food should try to grow one of the hottest peppers, the habanero. Growing habanero peppers requires bright sun, warm temperatures, and well-drained soil. These small, green to red peppers measure 150,000-325,000 on the Scoville scale, which is a method of measuring the levels of capsicum, or spice, in peppers.

Full Sun

Days to maturity: 70-90

Flavor Profile: Spicy, tropical, and slightly sweet, with a distinctive fruity and floral undertone.

 Scoville Units: 150,000-325,000

Culinary Use: Hot Sauces, Salsas, Marinades, Pickling.

Additional features: Edible and Pepper

Size: Mature height will reach up to 36" inches tall

Light: Full Sun (6+ hours of direct light)

Water & Soil:

Peppers respond better to continuous feeding using small doses compared to just giving one or two larger feedings at random intervals. A high-nitrogen fertilizer and then switch to a lower nitrogen fertilizer when the plants enter the flowering stage.

Care & Harvest: Pick peppers when they are firm and orange. Store them in a cool location for up to three weeks or halve and dry them completely. You can also roast and freeze the peppers or make pickled peppers for longer preservation.

Mulch with straw, hay or fresh grass clippings to help retain soil moisture. Mulching will also create a layer between soil and plant protecting against soil based pests and insects.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 4 - 10

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Pepper 'Habanero'

Watch for problems such as insects or blossom rot. Most insects are easy to control with blasts of water to remove them or insecticidal soap. Blossom end rot is caused by calcium deficiency and is minimized by deep watering during the bloom period. Fungal diseases are reduced by limiting overhead watering.

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