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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Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Sweet (0 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Round

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to orange

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Frying

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)

Regional

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

Miami, Florida

Dacula, Georgia

Sheldon, Iowa

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.