Capsicum chinense | ‘Orange’ Habanero Pepper
150,000- 300,000 scoville
Habanero Peppers are perennial flowering plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae) with edible fruits that are commonly made into relishes, or pickled, or ground into a fine powder for use as a spice. Some peppers varieties are not edible and are grown as ornamentals.
Peppers are grown as tender summer annuals in most areas outside their native habitat. Seeds are best propagated indoors or in a greenhouse. It is recommended to transplant outdoors when soil temperatures reach 60 F or warmer. Plants become woody as the growing season progresses. Flowers are typically small with five white petals and pepper fruits come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Mature around 75 days from transplant.
The Orange Habanero Pepper has late maturing lantern-shaped fruits 1.5″ x 1.25″ that grow abundantly on the bush. Unripe, these habaneros are green and turn orange once mature around 110 days. This pepper has a nuclear-hot flavor!
Sun exposure: Full sun
Mature height: 2-3 ft
Mature width: 2 ft
Hardiness zones: 10-11