Hot Pepper, Habanero Pepper 'Peruvian White'

Capsicum chinense

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Peruvian White
Additional cultivar information:(aka White Peruvian Death Pepper)
» View all varieties of Peppers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Heat (Pungency):

Hot (5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units)

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Oblong

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to gold

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Drying

Pickling

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Menifee, California

Seabrook, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 17, 2006, weasel182 from Seabrook, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Very tasty small hot fruit. easy to grow heavy producer.
I 've grown mine on my balcony with little sun.
more intense flavor than a regular habanero
and slightly hotter with a creeping heat.
I will definately grow these again!

Neutral

On Oct 17, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

The White Habanero is a brand new, lovely variety of the Habanero that is hard to come by and said to originate in Peru. Small bushy pepper plants produce very high yields of fiery hot chile peppers of a lantern shape with a creamy-white colored skin. The beautiful chiles are approximately 2 inches long by 3/4 of an inch in diamater. These beautiful, rare white chiles are extremely hot and have been rated at over 300,000 Scoville Units which is about ten times hotter than a standard Jalapeno Pepper.

BACK TO TOP