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PlantFiles: Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Habanero (Orange)'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Extremely Hot (above 30,000 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:
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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive afarmerfrompa 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 Farmerdill On Dec 3, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 inch pepper.


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

Quartz Hill, California
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Stafford, Virginia

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