The habanero is a variety of chili pepper. When used in English, it is sometimes spelled and pronounced habañero, the tilde being added as a hyperforeignism patterned after jalapeño. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, yellow, and pink are also seen. Typically, a ripe habanero chili is 2–6 cm (0.8–2.4 in) long. Habanero chilis are very hot, rated 100,000–350,000 on the Scoville scale.
Origination: Amazonas region
Recommended Uses: A great partner for some recipes to add some spicy flavor Height: 14-18 Inches Hardiness: Can be grown anywhere
Characteristics: Common colors are orange and red, but white, brown, yellow, and pink are also seen. Typically, a ripe habanero chili is 2–6 cm (0.8–2.4 in) long. Uses: food spice
Start seeds indoors 7-10 weeks before last frost date. Sow seeds in sterile soil mix ¼-12 inches deep. Use warm water and keep trays 90 degrees. Cover trays with lid or plastic wrap. Germination takes 2-5 weeks. Remove lid, place in bright location and water when soil is dry. Transplant to 4” pots, when 6 sets of leaves appear, harden off, plant in garden after danger of frost in full sun in large hole 1-2’ apart.