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PlantFiles: Habanero Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'NuMex Suave Red'

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

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Heat (Pungency):
Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to red

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive DanCarmona On Nov 30, 2012, DanCarmona from Fort Wayne, IN wrote:

NuMex Suave Red
Capsicum: Chinense
Origin: New Mexico
Scoville units: 850
Blossom end shape: mixed
Fruit position and shape: pendant, oblate
Fruit size and color: 3 > 4" green . red
Calyx shape: toothless
Flower: erect, stellate
Petals/Spots: white/none
Filament color: purple
Anther color: blue
Habit: sturdy, tree-like bush
Stem: smooth
Leaves: medium, glabrous
Germ. Time: 1 wk > 2 mo.
Maturity: 80 days
Plant height: 18-24"
Taste: .citrus
Uses:Ěsalads, garnish,
This variety is from the same family as the Habanero and was developed by the Chile Pepper Institute to have all the flavors of a Habanero but less heat. The word 'suave' is Spanish for mellow, smooth or mild. The pods have a citrus like flavor with an orange lemony overtone and an apricot aroma. The heat is in the back of the mouth and throat and not on the lips and tongue. Each plant can yield up to 100 mildly pungent fruits which rate at around 850 units on the Scoville scale.
Credits & Sources: thechileman NuMex Suave Red CPI Suave Red


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

Miami, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Dacula, Georgia

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