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PlantFiles: Habanero Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'NuMex Suave Orange'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: NuMex Suave Orange

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to orange

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Mid (69-80 days)

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Hot4peppers On Apr 27, 2005, Hot4peppers from Sheldon, IA wrote:

This variety developed by the Chile Pepper Institute created the best mild/seasoning peppers I have grown. The large plants each produced 20+ fruit. The chiles have all the fragrance and flavor of Habanero without the heat. And they are much larger than other mild/seasoning varieties -- expect them to be the size of a golf ball or better. Germination can be tricky.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami, Florida
Dacula, Georgia
Sheldon, Iowa

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