Habanero Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Hottie'

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

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Pear-shaped

Tapered

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to orange

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Hybrid

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Drying

Pickling

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Days to Maturity:

Mid (69-80 days)

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 4, 2011, kingjames488 from huntsville
Canada wrote:

"These extra-large Hottie peppers become almost twice the size of open-pollinated habanero varieties. They mature earlier and are a bit less pungent than other habaneros also, making them more user-friendly for some gardeners. Peppers become 2 1/2 inches long and orange when ripe, and grow on plants that stay a little smaller than other habaneros. You should have plenty of these Hotties in your garden as production is excellent. 80 days. "