Hot Pepper 'Orange Habanero'

Capsicum chinense

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Habanero
Additional cultivar information:(aka Habanero-Orange, Habanero (Orange)
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Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Round

Tapered

Twisted

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)

Drying

Pickling

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Miami, Florida

Douglasville, Georgia

Romeoville, Illinois

Jessup, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 13, 2015, BEarthGardens from Douglasville, GA wrote:

First vegetable I ever grew that got me started gardening and is still my favorite pepper today. Nice burn with a fruity aftertaste. Makes great hot sauce and salsa. Vigorous grower that can reach 4 - 4.5 ft with the right conditions. Super high yielding. I collect seeds every year. Grows great in containers just usually requires staking if you do. Yearly strain of my many peppers in the garden. This pepper will always be special to me.

Positive

On Jun 7, 2012, afarmerfrompa from collegeville, pa,
United States wrote:

attractive, prolific chili. produces a lot of extremely hot fruit later in season. berries (yup, they're a berry) have a very pleasant fruity flavor if you can get through the intense heat. I harvested well over 100 chilies off two plants last year. great in chicken dishes or my families favorite..habanero jelly

Neutral

On Oct 20, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Fruits are 1 3/4" x 1 1/2" golden orange and lantern shaped. (100 day)

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